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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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
HILL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
86% of the 2882 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. HILL: No Debt )
HILL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 2.46   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.52
HILL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
56% of the 2773 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. HILL: 0.52 )
HILL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 0.87
Current: 0.52

0.18
0.87
Interest Coverage No Debt
HILL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
93% of the 1688 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 127.59 vs. HILL: No Debt )
HILL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 30.53   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

30.53
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.29
M-Score: -1.22
WACC vs ROIC
10.04%
68.88%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 3.81
HILL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 2880 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 3.62 vs. HILL: 3.81 )
HILL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -80.46   Max: 70.77
Current: 3.81

-80.46
70.77
Net-margin (%) 3.70
HILL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 2880 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. HILL: 3.70 )
HILL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -77.1   Max: 11.38
Current: 3.7

-77.1
11.38
ROE (%) 15.29
HILL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 2841 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 6.47 vs. HILL: 15.29 )
HILL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -188.5   Max: 14.62
Current: 15.29

-188.5
14.62
ROA (%) 7.71
HILL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 2903 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. HILL: 7.71 )
HILL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -87.49   Max: 10.35
Current: 7.71

-87.49
10.35
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 58.16
HILL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 2895 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 10.16 vs. HILL: 58.16 )
HILL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -456.15   Max: 257.14
Current: 58.16

-456.15
257.14
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -1.50
HILL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 2045 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. HILL: -1.50 )
HILL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -30.8   Max: 39.6
Current: -1.5

-30.8
39.6
» HILL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

HILL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

George Soros 128,300 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,556,600 sh (+6.24%)
Chuck Royce 1,758,682 sh (-6.27%)
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Q2 2014

HILL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

George Soros Sold Out
Jim Simons 2,520,600 sh (-1.41%)
Chuck Royce 1,616,382 sh (-8.09%)
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Q3 2014

HILL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chuck Royce 1,846,382 sh (+14.23%)
Jim Simons 2,503,900 sh (-0.66%)
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Q4 2014

HILL Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 2,498,400 sh (-0.22%)
Chuck Royce 1,751,382 sh (-5.15%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 59.40
HILL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
58% of the 3171 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 37.60 vs. HILL: 59.40 )
HILL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.29   Max: 175.56
Current: 59.4

9.29
175.56
Forward P/E 22.68
HILL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 3171 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HILL: 22.68 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 61.00
HILL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
61% of the 3171 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 38.40 vs. HILL: 61.00 )
HILL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 9.33   Max: 158
Current: 61

9.33
158
P/B 5.90
HILL's P/B is ranked lower than
63% of the 3171 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. HILL: 5.90 )
HILL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 6.5
Current: 5.9

0.25
6.5
P/S 1.80
HILL's P/S is ranked lower than
55% of the 3171 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. HILL: 1.80 )
HILL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 2.2
Current: 1.8

0.07
2.2
PFCF 612.00
HILL's PFCF is ranked higher than
59% of the 3171 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 324.00 vs. HILL: 612.00 )
HILL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 11.27   Max: 865
Current: 612

11.27
865
POCF 55.45
HILL's POCF is ranked higher than
59% of the 3171 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 24.27 vs. HILL: 55.45 )
HILL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.75   Max: 387.5
Current: 55.45

7.75
387.5
EV-to-EBIT 33.52
HILL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
64% of the 3171 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 29.53 vs. HILL: 33.52 )
HILL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -125.9   Max: 306.7
Current: 33.52

-125.9
306.7
Current Ratio 1.98
HILL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 2796 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. HILL: 1.98 )
HILL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.11   Max: 6.31
Current: 1.98

1.11
6.31
Quick Ratio 1.77
HILL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 2796 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. HILL: 1.77 )
HILL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 6.22
Current: 1.77

0.83
6.22
Days Inventory 20.16
HILL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
95% of the 3171 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 79.12 vs. HILL: 20.16 )
HILL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 4.52   Max: 154.68
Current: 20.16

4.52
154.68
Days Sales Outstanding 72.66
HILL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 3171 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 86.09 vs. HILL: 72.66 )
HILL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 28.35   Max: 75.82
Current: 72.66

28.35
75.82

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 15.70
HILL's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 3171 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HILL: 15.70 )
HILL' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 62
Current: 15.7

0.53
62
Price/Tangible Book 6.20
HILL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
58% of the 3171 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. HILL: 6.20 )
HILL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 17.24
Current: 6.2

0.39
17.24
Price/DCF (Projected) 21.90
HILL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
70% of the 3171 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HILL: 21.90 )
HILL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 2.44   Max: 15.79
Current: 21.9

2.44
15.79
Price/Median PS Value 2.90
HILL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
63% of the 3171 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. HILL: 2.90 )
HILL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 4.65
Current: 2.9

0.21
4.65
Price/Graham Number 3.50
HILL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
60% of the 3171 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 3.01 vs. HILL: 3.50 )
HILL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 2.92
Current: 3.5

0.92
2.92
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.20
HILL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
58% of the 2865 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. HILL: 3.20 )
HILL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 7819.5
Current: 3.2

0.3
7819.5

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Data Storage
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Dot Hill Systems Corp was formed in 1999 by the combination of Box Hill Systems Corp., or Box Hill, and Artecon, Inc., or Artecon. It reincorporated in Delaware in 2001. It designs, manufactures and markets a range of software and hardware storage systems for the entry and mid-range storage markets. The Company sells its products through server-based original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), such as Hewlett-Packard, or HP, Dell Inc. or Dell, Lenovo Group Limited or Lenovo, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. or AMD, and Stratus Technologies or Stratus; as well as into vertical markets through embedded solutions OEM's, such as Teradata Corporation or Teradata, CGG Veritas or CGG, Motorola, Inc. or Motorola, Tektronix Inc. or Tektronix, Samsung Electronics or Samsung, Concurrent Computer Corporation or Concurrent, Autodesk Inc. or Autodesk, Harris Broadcast Communications and Nokia Siemens Network or Nokia Siemens, which primarily include media and entertainment, telecommunications, high performance computing, digital image archive, big data and oil and gas. The Company's products, from small capacity direct attached to complete multi-hundred terabyte, or TB, storage area networks, or SANs, provide end-users with a cost-effective means of addressing increasing storage demands at compelling price-performance points. The Company's current product family based on its AssuredSAN architecture provides high performance and large disk array capacities for a broad variety of environments, employing Fibre Channel, Internet Small Computer Systems Interface, or iSCSI and Serial Attached SCSI, or SAS, interconnects to switches and/or hosts. In addition, its Assured family of data protection software products provides additional layers of data protection options to complement its line of storage disk arrays. The Company's current mainstream 2000 and 3000 series of entry-level storage products and Just a Bunch of Disks, or JBOD, arrays are targeted primarily at mainstream enterprise and small-to-medium business, or SMB, applications. The Company's AssuredSAN products have been distinguished by certification as Network Equipment Building System, or NEBS, Level 3 (a telecommunications standard for equipment used in central offices) and are MIL-STD-810F (a military standard created by the U.S.government) compliant based on their ruggedness and reliability. In February 2010, it launched the latest AssuredSAN 3000 series of storage arrays that provide high speed interface options including 8 gigabyte, or GB, Fibre Channel, 1GB and 10GB iSCSI over Ethernet and 6GB SAS connectivity. The Company's AssuredUVS product line, formerly known as the intelligent storage networking system, or iSN TM, is based on the technology it acquired in January 2010 from Cloverleaf Communications, Inc., or Cloverleaf, a privately held software company focused on heterogeneous storage virtualization and unified storage technologies. AssuredSnap is its DMS software that introduces p
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