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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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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.79
FLEX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
59% of the 2488 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. FLEX: 0.79 )
FLEX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 2.09
Current: 0.79

0.09
2.09
Equity to Asset 0.17
FLEX's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
74% of the 2478 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. FLEX: 0.17 )
FLEX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 0.63
Current: 0.17

0.16
0.63
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.91
M-Score: -2.71
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 1.36
FLEX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 2464 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. FLEX: 1.36 )
FLEX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -18.77   Max: 4.3
Current: 1.36

-18.77
4.3
Net-margin (%) 1.18
FLEX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 2465 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. FLEX: 1.18 )
FLEX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -19.82   Max: 2.7
Current: 1.18

-19.82
2.7
ROE (%) 12.33
FLEX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 2428 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.17 vs. FLEX: 12.33 )
FLEX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -329.66   Max: 25.98
Current: 12.33

-329.66
25.98
ROA (%) 2.62
FLEX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 2466 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. FLEX: 2.62 )
FLEX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -54.22   Max: 5.34
Current: 2.62

-54.22
5.34
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 12.29
FLEX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 2460 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 10.23 vs. FLEX: 12.29 )
FLEX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -248.91   Max: 27.11
Current: 12.29

-248.91
27.11
Revenue Growth (%) 6.00
FLEX's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1668 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. FLEX: 6.00 )
FLEX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -2.4   Max: 61.1
Current: 6

-2.4
61.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 8.30
FLEX's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1276 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. FLEX: 8.30 )
FLEX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -22.2   Max: 175.3
Current: 8.3

-22.2
175.3
EPS Growth (%) 182.30
FLEX's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1124 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. FLEX: 182.30 )
FLEX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -66.7   Max: 182.3
Current: 182.3

-66.7
182.3
» FLEX's 10-Y Financials

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

FLEX Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Joel Greenblatt 103,340 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 267,096 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 155,700 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 52,093,862 sh (+5.73%)
PRIMECAP Management 46,917,533 sh (+5.31%)
Charles Brandes 32,844,443 sh (+1.97%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen 81,567 sh (-56.51%)
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Q2 2013

FLEX Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Larry Robbins 59,080,959 sh (+13.41%)
PRIMECAP Management 47,986,717 sh (+2.28%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Charles Brandes 29,737,590 sh (-9.46%)
Caxton Associates 107,300 sh (-31.09%)
Steven Cohen 38,922 sh (-52.28%)
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Q3 2013

FLEX Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Richard Pzena 640,441 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 70,396 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,912,541 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 153,001 sh (+293.1%)
Larry Robbins 59,180,959 sh (+0.17%)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 47,338,317 sh (-1.35%)
Charles Brandes 11,444,933 sh (-61.51%)
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Q4 2013

FLEX Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Scott Black 712,528 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 75,800 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 21,636 sh (New)
Richard Pzena 2,908,950 sh (+354.21%)
Charles Brandes 23,278,033 sh (+103.39%)
Ray Dalio 113,037 sh (+60.57%)
Steven Cohen 185,026 sh (+20.93%)
PRIMECAP Management 51,077,439 sh (+7.9%)
Larry Robbins 60,180,959 sh (+1.69%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with FLEX

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Charles Brandes 2013-12-31 Add 103.39%1.12%$7.13 - $9.25 $ 9.4217%23278033
Scott Black 2013-12-31 New Buy0.6%$7.13 - $9.25 $ 9.4217%712528
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy$7.13 - $9.25 $ 9.4217%21636
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 60.57%$7.13 - $9.25 $ 9.4217%113037
Charles Brandes 2013-09-30 Reduce -61.51%1.78%$7.68 - $9.5 $ 9.428%11444933
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$7.68 - $9.5 $ 9.428%70396
Charles Brandes 2013-06-30 Reduce -9.46%0.25%$6.64 - $7.89 $ 9.4231%29737590
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.04%$6.64 - $7.89 $ 9.4231%0
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$6.64 - $7.89 $ 9.4231%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 New Buy0.04%$6.18 - $6.93 $ 9.4243%103340
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 New Buy0.02%$6.18 - $6.93 $ 9.4243%267096
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 21.80
FLEX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1771 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 19.30 vs. FLEX: 21.80 )
FLEX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.57   Max: 1695
Current: 21.8

6.57
1695
P/B 2.50
FLEX's P/B is ranked lower than
62% of the 2370 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. FLEX: 2.50 )
FLEX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 3.41
Current: 2.5

0.21
3.41
P/S 0.20
FLEX's P/S is ranked higher than
92% of the 2534 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. FLEX: 0.20 )
FLEX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.73
Current: 0.2

0.05
0.73
PFCF 9.80
FLEX's PFCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 1305 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 16.38 vs. FLEX: 9.80 )
FLEX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.85   Max: 110.46
Current: 9.8

1.85
110.46
EV-to-EBIT 17.20
FLEX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
55% of the 1925 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 15.73 vs. FLEX: 17.20 )
FLEX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5   Max: 1588.7
Current: 17.2

5
1588.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 3.10
FLEX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
67% of the 2297 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. FLEX: 3.10 )
FLEX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 8.47
Current: 3.1

1.19
8.47
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.80
FLEX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. FLEX: 0.80 )
FLEX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 130.44
Current: 0.8

0.44
130.44
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
FLEX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 2361 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. FLEX: 1.00 )
FLEX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 8.06
Current: 1

0.26
8.06
Price/Graham Number 1.70
FLEX's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
58% of the 1701 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. FLEX: 1.70 )
FLEX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 12.99
Current: 1.7

0.76
12.99
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.80
FLEX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
60% of the 2081 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. FLEX: 5.80 )
FLEX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 20
Current: 5.8

0.1
20
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.41
FLEX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1318 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. FLEX: 6.41 )
FLEX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -22.7   Max: 41.6
Current: 6.41

-22.7
41.6

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Contract Manufacturers
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Traded in other countries:FXI.Germany
Flextronics International, Ltd., was incorporated in the Republic of Singapore in May 1990. The Company is a provider of advanced design, manufacturing and services to original equipment manufacturers ('OEMs') of a range of electronic products in the several markets which include: High Reliability Solutions ('HRS'), which is comprised of its medical, automotive, and defense and aerospace businesses; High Velocity Solutions ('HVS'), which includes its mobile devices business, including smart phones, and consumer electronics, including game consoles, high-volume computing business, including notebook personal computing ('PC'), tablets, and printers; Industrial and Emerging Industries ('IEI'), which is comprised of large household appliances, equipment, and its emerging industries businesses; and Integrated Network Solutions ('INS'), which includes its telecommunications infrastructure, data networking, connected home, and server and storage businesses. The Company's strategy is to provide customers with a full range of cost competitive, global supply chain services through which the Company can design, build, ship and service a complete packaged product for its OEM customers. OEM customers leverage the Company's services to meet their product requirements throughout the entire product life cycle. The Company's service offerings include rigid and flexible printed circuit board fabrication, systems assembly and manufacturing (including enclosures, testing services, materials procurement and inventory management), logistics, after-sales services (including product repair, warranty services, re-manufacturing and maintenance), supply chain management software solutions and component product offerings. Additionally, the Company provides a comprehensive range of value-added design and engineering services that are tailored to the various markets and needs of its customers. The Company competes against numerous domestic and foreign manufacturing service providers, as well as its current and prospective customers. It is subject to various federal, state, local and foreign environmental laws and regulations, including regulations governing the use, storage, discharge and disposal of hazardous substances used in its manufacturing processes.

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