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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 : 9/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
ESIO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
91% of the 1095 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. ESIO: No Debt )
ESIO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.39   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.80
ESIO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
85% of the 1079 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. ESIO: 0.80 )
ESIO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 0.96
Current: 0.8

0.6
0.96
Interest Coverage No Debt
ESIO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
68% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 543.41 vs. ESIO: No Debt )
ESIO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

0.35
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3.30
M-Score: -3.00
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 : 5/10

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Operating margin (%) -26.74
ESIO's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 1088 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. ESIO: -26.74 )
ESIO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -59.81   Max: 28.52
Current: -26.74

-59.81
28.52
Net-margin (%) -30.52
ESIO's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1088 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. ESIO: -30.52 )
ESIO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -36.59   Max: 20.14
Current: -30.52

-36.59
20.14
ROE (%) -20.37
ESIO's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1081 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. ESIO: -20.37 )
ESIO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -17.02   Max: 32.28
Current: -20.37

-17.02
32.28
ROA (%) -16.75
ESIO's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. ESIO: -16.75 )
ESIO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -14.49   Max: 28.6
Current: -16.75

-14.49
28.6
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -47.56
ESIO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 6.63 vs. ESIO: -47.56 )
ESIO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -51.95   Max: 87.15
Current: -47.56

-51.95
87.15
Revenue Growth (%) -12.40
ESIO's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -2.50 vs. ESIO: -12.40 )
ESIO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -25.6   Max: 26.4
Current: -12.4

-25.6
26.4
» ESIO's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

ESIO Guru Trades in Q4 2013

David Nierenberg 3,181,260 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 297,700 sh (-20.89%)
Third Avenue Management 477,069 sh (-51.22%)
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Q1 2014

ESIO Guru Trades in Q1 2014

David Nierenberg 3,185,216 sh (+0.12%)
Third Avenue Management Sold Out
Jim Simons 247,800 sh (-16.76%)
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Q2 2014

ESIO Guru Trades in Q2 2014

David Nierenberg 3,014,164 sh (-5.37%)
Jim Simons 229,300 sh (-7.47%)
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Q3 2014

ESIO Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 267,900 sh (+16.83%)
David Nierenberg 3,014,164 sh (unchged)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ESIO

(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
Third Avenue Management 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.09%$9.04 - $11.44 $ 7.08-29%0
Third Avenue Management 2013-12-31 Reduce -51.22%0.11%$9.59 - $12.19 $ 7.08-33%477069
Third Avenue Management 2013-09-30 Reduce -39.06%0.13%$10.61 - $12.35 $ 7.08-39%977904
Third Avenue Management 2013-06-30 Reduce -24.59%0.11%$9.97 - $11.63 $ 7.08-35%1604722
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.09%$9.46 - $12.84 $ 7.08-36%0
Third Avenue Management 2012-12-31 Add 23.03%0.08%$9.46 - $12.84 $ 7.08-36%2002663
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 57.46%0.03%$10.49 - $13.12 $ 7.08-41%104996
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 114.92%0.03%$10.84 - $15.22 $ 7.08-46%66683
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.04%$13.84 - $16.65 $ 7.08-50%31027
Richard Snow 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$13.84 - $16.65 $ 7.08-50%0
Third Avenue Management 2011-12-31 Add 29.26%0.11%$11.1 - $14.68 $ 7.08-45%1303995
Richard Snow 2011-12-31 Reduce -24.04%$11.1 - $14.68 $ 7.08-45%16354
Third Avenue Management 2011-09-30 Reduce -37.98%0.24%$11.81 - $19.88 $ 7.08-56%1008791
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Ratios

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P/B 1.06
ESIO's P/B is ranked higher than
81% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. ESIO: 1.06 )
ESIO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 2.63
Current: 1.06

0.4
2.63
P/S 1.40
ESIO's P/S is ranked higher than
68% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. ESIO: 1.40 )
ESIO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 6.45
Current: 1.4

0.82
6.45
EV-to-EBIT -2.83
ESIO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
51% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 39.29 vs. ESIO: -2.83 )
ESIO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -58.3   Max: 273.3
Current: -2.83

-58.3
273.3
Current Ratio 4.02
ESIO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. ESIO: 4.02 )
ESIO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 26.19
Current: 4.02

2.3
26.19
Quick Ratio 2.91
ESIO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. ESIO: 2.91 )
ESIO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.95   Max: 18.89
Current: 2.91

1.95
18.89

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 4.52
ESIO's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
87% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. ESIO: 4.52 )
ESIO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 5.28
Current: 4.52

0.53
5.28
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.50
ESIO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
79% of the 555 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. ESIO: 4.50 )
ESIO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 5.28
Current: 4.5

0.53
5.28
Share Buyback Rate -1.60
ESIO's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
74% of the 602 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. ESIO: -1.60 )
ESIO' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.9   Max: -20.4
Current: -1.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 4.69
ESIO's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
93% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ESIO: 4.69 )
ESIO' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 1.39   Max: 237.5
Current: 4.69

1.39
237.5
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.09
ESIO's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ESIO: 2.09 )
ESIO' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 12.14
Current: 2.09

0.93
12.14
Price/Tangible Book 1.13
ESIO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
81% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.27 vs. ESIO: 1.13 )
ESIO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 6.48
Current: 1.13

0.48
6.48
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.02
ESIO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ESIO: 1.02 )
ESIO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 6.98
Current: 1.02

0.4
6.98
Price/Median PS Value 0.73
ESIO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. ESIO: 0.73 )
ESIO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 3.05
Current: 0.73

0.53
3.05
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -35.30
ESIO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
64% of the 1074 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. ESIO: -35.30 )
ESIO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 594.6
Current: -35.3

0.4
594.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 5.51
ESIO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
85% of the 737 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.13 vs. ESIO: 5.51 )
ESIO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 9.7
Current: 5.51

0.9
9.7

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors
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Traded in other countries:ESI.Germany
Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. was incorporated in the state of Oregon. It was founded in 1944. The Company is a supplier of laser-based manufacturing solutions for the microtechnology industry. Its laser systems enable precise structuring and testing of micron to submicron features in components and devices which are used in a wide variety of end products in the consumer electronics, computer, communications and other industries. The Company's customers are mainly manufacturers of semiconductors, electronic interconnect devices, passive components, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), or other components used in a wide variety of end products in the computer, consumer electronics, communications and other industries. The Company's equipment enables these manufacturers to implement device features or achieve yield and productivity gains in their manufacturing processes that could be critical to their profitability. The Company's advanced laser micro-engineering systems allow semiconductor and micro-electronics manufacturers to physically alter select device features during high-volume production in order to heighten performance and boost production yields. Laser micro-engineering comprises a set of precise micron-level processes, including advanced micro-machining, wafer scribing and dicing, semiconductor memory-link cutting, semiconductor device trimming, material ablation and via drilling as well as nano-level structuring to alter material characteristics. These processes require application-specific laser systems able to meet its customers' exacting performance and productivity requirements. The Company's laser-based systems improve production yields or enable improved performance for semiconductor devices, high-density interconnect (HDI) circuits, flexible interconnect material, advanced semiconductor packaging, LEDs, flat panel liquid crystal displays (LCDs) and other components. Additionally, it produces high-capacity test and optical inspection equipment that is critical to the quality control process during the production of multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs). The Company's equipment ensures that each MLCC meets both the electrical and physical tolerances required to perform properly. The main competitor for its semiconductor group is GSI Group Inc. Competitors for LED scribing include Disco Corporation; JP Sercel Associates, Inc. and Laser Solutions, Inc. LCD repair competitors include Big Sky Laser Technologies, Inc. and Hoya Corporation. For the passive components group, its competitors include Daiichi Jitsugyo Viswill Co., Ltd., GSI Group, Inc., Humo Laboratory, Ltd. and Tokyo Weld Co., Ltd. as well as component manufacturers that develop systems for internal use. It's Interconnect/ Micromachining Group competes with laser systems provided by Hitachi Via Mechanics, Ltd., LPKF Laser & Electronics AG, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and several local Chinese and Korean competitors. For the Components Group, its compet
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