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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 : 6/10

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history
Cash to Debt 6.20
EXAR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
66% of the 835 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. EXAR: 6.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
EXAR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 6.2  Med: 872.79 Max: No Debt
Current: 6.2
Equity to Asset 0.79
EXAR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
75% of the 811 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. EXAR: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
EXAR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.79  Med: 0.88 Max: 0.98
Current: 0.79
0.79
0.98
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 2.82
M-Score: -1.79
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 : 2/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -26.57
EXAR's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.76 vs. EXAR: -26.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
EXAR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -225.58  Med: -3.50 Max: 16.93
Current: -26.57
-225.58
16.93
Net-margin (%) -27.75
EXAR's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 824 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. EXAR: -27.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
EXAR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -218.27  Med: 5.77 Max: 25.18
Current: -27.75
-218.27
25.18
ROE (%) -19.27
EXAR's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 815 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.12 vs. EXAR: -19.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
EXAR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -50.37  Med: 0.98 Max: 6.42
Current: -19.27
-50.37
6.42
ROA (%) -14.23
EXAR's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 836 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. EXAR: -14.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
EXAR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -46.34  Med: 0.95 Max: 6.06
Current: -14.23
-46.34
6.06
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -98.42
EXAR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 834 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 8.73 vs. EXAR: -98.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
EXAR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -515.68  Med: -13.97 Max: 45.64
Current: -98.42
-515.68
45.64
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.60
EXAR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 515 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. EXAR: 5.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EXAR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -19.4  Med: 1.00 Max: 18
Current: 5.6
-19.4
18
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 21.50
EXAR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 391 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. EXAR: 21.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EXAR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -65.8  Med: -29.30 Max: 141
Current: 21.5
-65.8
141
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 14.70
EXAR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -5.50 vs. EXAR: 14.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EXAR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -45  Med: -19.30 Max: 36.4
Current: 14.7
-45
36.4
» EXAR's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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 (-7.80%)
George Soros 4,719,395 sh (-1.60%)
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Q3 2014

EXAR Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chuck Royce 3,176,355 sh (+6.91%)
George Soros 4,704,762 sh (-0.31%)
Jim Simons 1,731,368 sh (-8.72%)
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Q4 2014

EXAR Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Chuck Royce 3,657,311 sh (+15.14%)
Chuck Royce 3,657,311 sh (+15.14%)
George Soros 4,230,366 sh (-3.12%)
George Soros 4,366,666 sh (-7.19%)
Jim Simons 1,540,192 sh (-11.04%)
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Q1 2015

EXAR Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Chuck Royce 3,601,411 sh (-1.53%)
Jim Simons 1,381,668 sh (-10.29%)
George Soros 3,340,901 sh (-23.49%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 14.71
EXAR's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
59% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 16.58 vs. EXAR: 14.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 1.72
EXAR's P/B is ranked lower than
55% of the 807 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. EXAR: 1.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
EXAR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.61  Med: 1.20 Max: 2.61
Current: 1.72
0.61
2.61
P/S 2.38
EXAR's P/S is ranked lower than
69% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. EXAR: 2.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
EXAR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.67  Med: 3.49 Max: 12.25
Current: 2.38
1.67
12.25
Current Ratio 2.33
EXAR's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. EXAR: 2.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
EXAR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.33  Med: 8.76 Max: 35.7
Current: 2.33
2.33
35.7
Quick Ratio 1.72
EXAR's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. EXAR: 1.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
EXAR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.72  Med: 8.30 Max: 35.41
Current: 1.72
1.72
35.41
Days Inventory 101.58
EXAR's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
66% of the 801 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 78.55 vs. EXAR: 101.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
EXAR' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 54.98  Med: 82.25 Max: 129.2
Current: 101.58
54.98
129.2
Days Sales Outstanding 61.85
EXAR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
53% of the 765 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 59.36 vs. EXAR: 61.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
EXAR' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 22.64  Med: 39.78 Max: 61.85
Current: 61.85
22.64
61.85

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 6.79
EXAR's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
70% of the 565 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. EXAR: 6.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
EXAR' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.11  Med: 1.77 Max: 8.31
Current: 6.79
1.11
8.31
Price/Tangible Book 4.28
EXAR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
79% of the 780 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. EXAR: 4.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
EXAR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.94  Med: 1.37 Max: 5.23
Current: 4.28
0.94
5.23
Price/Projected FCF 2.88
EXAR's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
74% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. EXAR: 2.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
EXAR' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.38 Max: 3.53
Current: 2.88
0.8
3.53
Price/Median PS Value 0.69
EXAR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 778 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. EXAR: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
EXAR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 1.14 Max: 4.52
Current: 0.69
0.32
4.52
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.01
EXAR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
1388% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. EXAR: 2.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
EXAR' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 2.84  Med: 2.84 Max: 2.84
Current: 2.01
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -12.64
EXAR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 820 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. EXAR: -12.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
EXAR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -12.64  Med: 0.30 Max: 913.1
Current: -12.64
-12.64
913.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 17.46
EXAR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. EXAR: 17.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
EXAR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -0.7  Med: 2.00 Max: 16.2
Current: 17.46
-0.7
16.2

Analyst Estimate

Mar16 Mar17
Revenue(Mil) 178 204
EPS($) 0.56 0.73
EPS without NRI($) 0.56 0.73

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors
Compare:INTC, TSM, BRCM, ARMH, ADI » details
Traded in other countries:EXA.Germany,
Exar Corp was incorporated in California in April 1971 and was reincorporated in Delaware in 1991. The Company designs, develops and markets high performance analog mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) and advanced sub-system solutions for the Industrial and Embedded Systems, High-End Consumer and Infrastructure markets. Applying both analog and digital technologies, its products are deployed in a applications such as industrial, instrumentation and medical equipment, networking and telecommunication systems, servers, enterprise storage systems, flat panel displays, LED lighting solutions, set top boxes and digital video recorders. It provides customers with a breadth of component products and sub-system solutions based on advanced silicon integration. The Company's product portfolio includes Connectivity, Power Management, High Performance Analog, Processors, Flat Panel Display and LED lighting. The Company markets its products with sales offices and personnel located throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Its products are also sold through channel partners, including distributors and manufacturers' representatives. These channel partners are assisted and managed by its regional sales teams. The Company sells products into three primary markets: Industrial and Embedded Systems, High-End Consumer and Infrastructure. Its products are organized into six primary product lines, which allow product definition based on market opportunities and trends. Its product lines include Connectivity, Power Management, High Performance Analog, Processors, Flat Panel Display and LED lighting. Competitors in its Industrial and Embedded Systems and Infrastructure markets include companies such as Analog Devices, Inc., Integrated Device Technology, Inc., Intersil Corporation, Linear Technology Corporation, Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., Monolithic Power Systems, NXP B.V., Silicon Labs, Texas Instruments Incorporated, Micrel Incorporated, Ambarella, Inc., HiSilicon Technologies Co., Ltd., Cavium Networks and Intel. Competitors in High-End Consumer products include companies such as Texas Instruments Incorporated, Intersil Corporation, Chipone, Novatek Microelectronics Corporation and Global Mixed-mode Technology, Inc.
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