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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 97.33
EXAR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
72% of the 1014 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.92 vs. EXAR: 97.33 )
EXAR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 9.57   Max: No Debt
Current: 97.33

Equity to Asset 0.83
EXAR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
85% of the 1005 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. EXAR: 0.83 )
EXAR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 0.98
Current: 0.83

0.7
0.98
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 6.16
M-Score: -0.53
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 (%) -0.48
EXAR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. EXAR: -0.48 )
EXAR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -225.58   Max: 16.93
Current: -0.48

-225.58
16.93
Net-margin (%) 2.36
EXAR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. EXAR: 2.36 )
EXAR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -218.27   Max: 25.18
Current: 2.36

-218.27
25.18
ROE (%) 1.20
EXAR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 980 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. EXAR: 1.20 )
EXAR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -52.79   Max: 11.54
Current: 1.2

-52.79
11.54
ROA (%) 0.98
EXAR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 994 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. EXAR: 0.98 )
EXAR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -46.17   Max: 9.78
Current: 0.98

-46.17
9.78
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -2.27
EXAR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 994 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. EXAR: -2.27 )
EXAR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -438.84   Max: 49.03
Current: -2.27

-438.84
49.03
Revenue Growth (%) -5.20
EXAR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. EXAR: -5.20 )
EXAR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -19.4   Max: 18
Current: -5.2

-19.4
18
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

EXAR Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 2,172,168 sh (+1.44%)
George Soros 6,366,666 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 2,251,775 sh (-12.65%)
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Q2 2013

EXAR Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Chuck Royce 2,488,562 sh (+10.52%)
Jim Simons 2,232,828 sh (+2.79%)
George Soros 6,257,579 sh (-1.71%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with EXAR

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 $ 11.1468%0
Arnold Van Den Berg 2011-09-30 New Buy0.01%$5.63 - $6.84 $ 11.1479%11070
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Top Ranked Articles about Exar Corporation

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Movie hero Indiana Jones once told his archaeology students that X never marks the spot on the treasure map. But recent trading shows that stocks with the x factor, namely XRS and EXAR, do have a place in the portfolios of numerous billionaires, including Chase Coleman of Tiger Global Management and George Soros of Soros Fund Management. XRS and EXAR are both showing positive signs in the third quarter: TAL Education Group’s net income for the quarter is up 45.4%. With the acquisition of Cadeka Microcircuits, Exar Corporation’s income is up 80%. Read more...
George Soros Profits from Bill Ackman for Second Time in Recent Months
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 71.40
EXAR's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
72% of the 578 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 24.40 vs. EXAR: 71.40 )
EXAR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 44.34   Max: 2757.5
Current: 71.4

44.34
2757.5
P/B 2.06
EXAR's P/B is ranked higher than
50% of the 982 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. EXAR: 2.06 )
EXAR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 2.61
Current: 2.06

0.61
2.61
P/S 4.13
EXAR's P/S is ranked lower than
78% of the 1026 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. EXAR: 4.13 )
EXAR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.67   Max: 14.14
Current: 4.13

1.67
14.14
PFCF 371.33
EXAR's PFCF is ranked lower than
86% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 20.20 vs. EXAR: 371.33 )
EXAR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 17.29   Max: 415.33
Current: 371.33

17.29
415.33

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 4.27
EXAR's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
77% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. EXAR: 4.27 )
EXAR' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 27.51
Current: 4.27

1.26
27.51
Price/Net Current Asset Value 3.44
EXAR's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. EXAR: 3.44 )
EXAR' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 6.52
Current: 3.44

1.07
6.52
Price/Tangible Book 2.66
EXAR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
55% of the 954 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. EXAR: 2.66 )
EXAR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 5.22
Current: 2.66

0.44
5.22
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.76
EXAR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
61% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. EXAR: 2.76 )
EXAR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 5.72
Current: 2.76

0.7
5.72
Price/Median PS Value 0.97
EXAR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 938 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. EXAR: 0.97 )
EXAR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 5.42
Current: 0.97

0.24
5.42
Price/Graham Number 2.92
EXAR's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
71% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. EXAR: 2.92 )
EXAR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 10.52
Current: 2.92

0.39
10.52
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.20
EXAR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
82% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. EXAR: 0.20 )
EXAR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 2.7
Current: 0.2

0.1
2.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -0.40
EXAR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
69% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. EXAR: -0.40 )
EXAR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -26.6   Max: 3.3
Current: -0.4

-26.6
3.3

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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