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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 3.95
KLAC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
62% of the 1014 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.92 vs. KLAC: 3.95 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.6   Max: No Debt
Current: 3.95

Equity to Asset 0.65
KLAC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
65% of the 1005 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. KLAC: 0.65 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 0.8
Current: 0.65

0.58
0.8
Interest Coverage 13.47
KLAC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
52% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 332.53 vs. KLAC: 13.47 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.76   Max: 9999.99
Current: 13.47

5.76
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 5.80
M-Score: -2.96
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 : 9/10

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Operating margin (%) 25.67
KLAC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. KLAC: 25.67 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -38.02   Max: 36.54
Current: 25.67

-38.02
36.54
Net-margin (%) 19.11
KLAC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. KLAC: 19.11 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -34.43   Max: 25.02
Current: 19.11

-34.43
25.02
ROE (%) 15.60
KLAC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 980 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. KLAC: 15.60 )
KLAC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -23.96   Max: 36.6
Current: 15.6

-23.96
36.6
ROA (%) 10.27
KLAC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 994 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. KLAC: 10.27 )
KLAC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -14.5   Max: 27.58
Current: 10.27

-14.5
27.58
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 83.26
KLAC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 994 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. KLAC: 83.26 )
KLAC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -71.03   Max: 119.56
Current: 83.26

-71.03
119.56
Revenue Growth (%) 16.90
KLAC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. KLAC: 16.90 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.9   Max: 29.9
Current: 16.9

-15.9
29.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 25.30
KLAC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -4.10 vs. KLAC: 25.30 )
KLAC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -38.7   Max: 53.8
Current: 25.3

-38.7
53.8
EPS Growth (%) 37.70
KLAC's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -3.60 vs. KLAC: 37.70 )
KLAC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -43.6   Max: 73.7
Current: 37.7

-43.6
73.7
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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

KLAC Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 6,600 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 229,799 sh (+88.52%)
Chuck Royce 84,400 sh (+47.9%)
Ken Fisher 191,140 sh (+5.11%)
Signature Select Canadian Fund 203,100 sh (+3.36%)
John Buckingham 71,486 sh (+2.13%)
PRIMECAP Management 5,140,160 sh (+1.77%)
John Hussman 2,200 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Murray Stahl 15,600 sh (-0.64%)
David Dreman 127,051 sh (-4.19%)
Jim Simons 2,104,484 sh (-8.53%)
Steven Cohen 14,987 sh (-40.84%)
Joel Greenblatt 113,210 sh (-56.7%)
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Q2 2013

KLAC Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 51,373 sh (+242.78%)
Joel Greenblatt 232,012 sh (+104.94%)
Chuck Royce 131,000 sh (+55.21%)
John Hussman 3,300 sh (+50%)
PRIMECAP Management 6,444,600 sh (+25.38%)
John Buckingham 73,762 sh (+3.18%)
Murray Stahl 15,600 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ken Fisher 188,981 sh (-1.13%)
Ray Dalio 207,899 sh (-9.53%)
David Dreman 114,867 sh (-9.59%)
Jim Simons 1,472,600 sh (-30.03%)
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Q3 2013

KLAC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 1,966,484 sh (+33.54%)
Chuck Royce 168,900 sh (+28.93%)
John Buckingham 76,160 sh (+3.25%)
Signature Select Canadian Fund 206,200 sh (+1.53%)
PRIMECAP Management 6,502,900 sh (+0.9%)
John Hussman 3,300 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 15,300 sh (-1.92%)
Ken Fisher 184,395 sh (-2.43%)
Joel Greenblatt 171,033 sh (-26.28%)
Steven Cohen 9,178 sh (-82.13%)
Ray Dalio 16,292 sh (-92.16%)
David Dreman 1,518 sh (-98.68%)
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Q4 2013

KLAC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Scott Black 121,257 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 93,184 sh (+471.96%)
Steven Cohen 25,903 sh (+182.23%)
John Hussman 6,300 sh (+90.91%)
Chuck Royce 177,300 sh (+4.97%)
PRIMECAP Management 6,517,900 sh (+0.23%)
John Buckingham 75,906 sh (-0.33%)
Murray Stahl 15,050 sh (-1.63%)
Ken Fisher 179,801 sh (-2.49%)
Joel Greenblatt 155,294 sh (-9.2%)
Jim Simons 1,367,500 sh (-30.46%)
David Dreman 420 sh (-72.33%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with KLAC

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Scott Black 2013-12-31 New Buy0.85%$59.46 - $66.19 $ 66.115%121257
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 471.96%0.04%$59.46 - $66.19 $ 66.115%93184
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Reduce -72.33%0.01%$59.46 - $66.19 $ 66.115%420
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Add 90.91%0.01%$59.46 - $66.19 $ 66.115%6300
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -98.68%0.2%$54.67 - $62.01 $ 66.1113%1518
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -26.28%0.14%$54.67 - $62.01 $ 66.1113%171033
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Reduce -92.16%0.09%$54.67 - $62.01 $ 66.1113%16292
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 104.94%0.28%$51.3 - $56.98 $ 66.1121%232012
PRIMECAP Management 2013-06-30 Add 25.38%0.1%$51.3 - $56.98 $ 66.1121%6444600
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Add 50%$51.3 - $56.98 $ 66.1121%3300
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -56.7%0.41%$47.37 - $57.02 $ 66.1124%113210
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.31%$47.37 - $57.02 $ 66.1124%0
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 Add 88.52%0.05%$47.37 - $57.02 $ 66.1124%229799
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 20.20
KLAC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
68% of the 578 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 24.40 vs. KLAC: 20.20 )
KLAC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.15   Max: 114.04
Current: 20.2

7.15
114.04
P/B 3.10
KLAC's P/B is ranked lower than
66% of the 982 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. KLAC: 3.10 )
KLAC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 5.11
Current: 3.1

1.01
5.11
P/S 3.97
KLAC's P/S is ranked lower than
77% of the 1026 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. KLAC: 3.97 )
KLAC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 11.54
Current: 3.97

1.26
11.54
PFCF 13.80
KLAC's PFCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 20.20 vs. KLAC: 13.80 )
KLAC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.07   Max: 297.65
Current: 13.8

6.07
297.65
EV-to-EBIT 12.10
KLAC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
80% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 20.57 vs. KLAC: 12.10 )
KLAC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.9   Max: 233.5
Current: 12.1

3.9
233.5
Shiller P/E 29.98
KLAC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
57% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 28.02 vs. KLAC: 29.98 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.96   Max: 87.46
Current: 29.98

8.96
87.46

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.70
KLAC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
74% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. KLAC: 2.70 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 3.84
Current: 2.7

0.23
3.84
Dividend Payout 0.56
KLAC's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
55% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. KLAC: 0.56 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 1.36
Current: 0.56

0.16
1.36
Dividend growth (3y) 38.70
KLAC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
96% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 12.60 vs. KLAC: 38.70 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 71
Current: 38.7

0
71
Yield on cost (5-Year) 10.99
KLAC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
97% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. KLAC: 10.99 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 15.62
Current: 10.99

0.94
15.62
Share Buyback Rate 0.70
KLAC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. KLAC: 0.70 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 10.6   Max: -21.9
Current: 0.7

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 10.40
KLAC's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
53% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. KLAC: 10.40 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 6   Max: 293.09
Current: 10.4

6
293.09
Price/Net Current Asset Value 6.05
KLAC's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
58% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. KLAC: 6.05 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 4.36   Max: 73.6
Current: 6.05

4.36
73.6
Price/Tangible Book 3.45
KLAC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
65% of the 954 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. KLAC: 3.45 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.8   Max: 10.69
Current: 3.45

1.8
10.69
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.06
KLAC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. KLAC: 1.06 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 9.36
Current: 1.06

0.49
9.36
Price/Median PS Value 1.08
KLAC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 938 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. KLAC: 1.08 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 3.48
Current: 1.08

0.46
3.48
Price/Graham Number 1.75
KLAC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
51% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. KLAC: 1.75 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 6.73
Current: 1.75

0.72
6.73
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.30
KLAC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
80% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. KLAC: 8.30 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 25.9
Current: 8.3

0.4
25.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.58
KLAC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
84% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. KLAC: 4.58 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -4.4   Max: 39.2
Current: 4.58

-4.4
39.2

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
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Traded in other countries:KLA.Germany
KLA-Tencor Corporation was formed in April 1997. It is a supplier of process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related nanoelectronics industries. Its products are also used in other high technology industries, including the light emitting diode and data storage industries, as well as general materials research. Its portfolio of defect inspection and metrology products, and related service, software and other offerings, helps integrated circuit manufacturers manage yield throughout the entire semiconductor fabrication process—from research and development to final volume production. Its products and services are used by the bare wafer, IC, lithography reticle and disk manufacturers. The Company provides inline wafer and IC defect monitoring, review and classification; reticle defect inspection and metrology; packaging and interconnect inspection; critical dimensionmetrology; pattern overlay metrology; film thickness, surface topography and composition measurements; measurement of in-chamber process conditions, wafer shape and stress metrology; computational lithography tools; and overall yield and fab-wide data management and analysis systems.

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