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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 : 7/10

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Cash to Debt 1.83
EXAR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
65% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. EXAR: 1.83 )
EXAR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.83   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.83

Equity to Asset 0.63
EXAR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
66% of the 1032 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. EXAR: 0.63 )
EXAR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 0.98
Current: 0.63

0.63
0.98
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 1.32
M-Score: -0.48
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 : 3/10

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Operating margin (%) -12.64
EXAR's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. EXAR: -12.64 )
EXAR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -225.58   Max: 16.93
Current: -12.64

-225.58
16.93
Net-margin (%) -5.76
EXAR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.77 vs. EXAR: -5.76 )
EXAR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -218.27   Max: 25.18
Current: -5.76

-218.27
25.18
ROE (%) -2.83
EXAR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1039 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.75 vs. EXAR: -2.83 )
EXAR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -50.37   Max: 12.06
Current: -2.83

-50.37
12.06
ROA (%) -2.21
EXAR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1052 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. EXAR: -2.21 )
EXAR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -46.34   Max: 9.41
Current: -2.21

-46.34
9.41
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -41.72
EXAR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 1052 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.92 vs. EXAR: -41.72 )
EXAR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -558.27   Max: 68.38
Current: -41.72

-558.27
68.38
Revenue Growth (%) -8.00
EXAR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. EXAR: -8.00 )
EXAR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -19.4   Max: 18
Current: -8

-19.4
18
» EXAR's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

EXAR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 2,351,228 sh (+5.3%)
Chuck Royce 2,512,562 sh (+0.96%)
George Soros 5,950,136 sh (-4.91%)
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Q4 2013

EXAR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 2,619,562 sh (+4.26%)
George Soros 5,950,136 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 2,241,968 sh (-4.65%)
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Q1 2014

EXAR Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce 2,743,562 sh (+4.73%)
Jim Simons 2,057,268 sh (-8.24%)
George Soros 4,964,428 sh (-16.57%)
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Q2 2014

EXAR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chuck Royce 2,971,063 sh (+8.29%)
George Soros 4,719,395 sh (-4.94%)
Jim Simons 1,896,868 sh (-7.8%)
» More
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with EXAR

(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
Arnold Van Den Berg 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$6.24 - $8.5 $ 9.0737%0
Arnold Van Den Berg 2011-09-30 New Buy0.01%$5.63 - $6.84 $ 9.0746%11070
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Ratios

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P/B 1.74
EXAR's P/B is ranked higher than
58% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. EXAR: 1.74 )
EXAR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 2.61
Current: 1.74

0.61
2.61
P/S 3.54
EXAR's P/S is ranked lower than
64% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. EXAR: 3.54 )
EXAR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.67   Max: 14.14
Current: 3.54

1.67
14.14
EV-to-EBIT -24.94
EXAR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
65% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 45.06 vs. EXAR: -24.94 )
EXAR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -569.3   Max: 899.4
Current: -24.94

-569.3
899.4
Current Ratio 1.84
EXAR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 1052 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. EXAR: 1.84 )
EXAR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.84   Max: 47.64
Current: 1.84

1.84
47.64
Quick Ratio 1.57
EXAR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 1052 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. EXAR: 1.57 )
EXAR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.57   Max: 46.53
Current: 1.57

1.57
46.53

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 31.28
EXAR's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
68% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. EXAR: 31.28 )
EXAR' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 38.21
Current: 31.28

1.07
38.21
Price/Tangible Book 4.63
EXAR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
55% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. EXAR: 4.63 )
EXAR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 5.65
Current: 4.63

0.44
5.65
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.59
EXAR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. EXAR: 2.59 )
EXAR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 5.72
Current: 2.59

0.7
5.72
Price/Median PS Value 0.87
EXAR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. EXAR: 0.87 )
EXAR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 5.6
Current: 0.87

0.24
5.6
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -4.00
EXAR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
106% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. EXAR: -4.00 )
EXAR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 913.1
Current: -4

0.1
913.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -0.29
EXAR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
69% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. EXAR: -0.29 )
EXAR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.5   Max: 5.8
Current: -0.29

-0.5
5.8

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors
Compare:INTC, TSM, BRCM, ARMH, ADI » details
Traded in other countries:EXA.Germany
Exar Corporation was incorporated in California in 1971 and reincorporated in Delaware in 1991. The Company designs, develops and markets high performance analog mixed-signal integrated circuits and sub-system solutions for the Networking & Storage, Industrial & Embedded Systems, and Communications Infrastructure markets. It is a semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets high performance analog mixed-signal integrated circuits and advanced sub-system solutions for the Networking & Storage, Industrial & Embedded, and Communications Infrastructure markets. Applying both analog and digital technologies, its products are deployed in a wide array of applications such as portable electronic devices, set top boxes, digital video recorders, networking and telecommunication systems, servers, enterprise storage systems and industrial automation equipment. Its product portfolio includes power management and connectivity components, communications products and data compression and storage solutions. The Company's core expertise in silicon integration, system architecture and software has enabled the development of solutions designed to meet the needs of the evolving connected world. The Company's product portfolio includes power management and interface components, datacom products, storage optimization solutions, network security and applied service processors. The Company sells its products throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Some of its competitors are Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, Integrated Device Technology, Inc., Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., and Mindspeed Technologies, Inc.

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