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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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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.75
KLAC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
66% of the 835 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. KLAC: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
KLAC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.75  Med: 18.51 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.75
Equity to Asset 0.09
KLAC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
97% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. KLAC: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
KLAC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.74 Max: 0.78
Current: 0.09
0.09
0.78
Interest Coverage 6.24
KLAC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
83% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1169.55 vs. KLAC: 6.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
KLAC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.76  Med: 311.50 Max: 9999.99
Current: 6.24
5.76
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.74
M-Score: -2.99
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 23.50
KLAC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.52 vs. KLAC: 23.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
KLAC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -38.02  Med: 20.24 Max: 36.54
Current: 23.5
-38.02
36.54
Net-margin (%) 13.01
KLAC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. KLAC: 13.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
KLAC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -34.43  Med: 14.22 Max: 25.02
Current: 13.01
-34.43
25.02
ROE (%) 21.00
KLAC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 814 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.46 vs. KLAC: 21.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
KLAC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -20.26  Med: 12.12 Max: 31.11
Current: 21
-20.26
31.11
ROA (%) 7.16
KLAC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 837 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. KLAC: 7.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
KLAC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -12.38  Med: 8.83 Max: 18.51
Current: 7.16
-12.38
18.51
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 56.57
KLAC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 835 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9.42 vs. KLAC: 56.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
KLAC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -63.73  Med: 62.98 Max: 130.89
Current: 56.57
-63.73
130.89
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -2.70
KLAC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. KLAC: -2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KLAC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -15.9  Med: 8.60 Max: 29.9
Current: -2.7
-15.9
29.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -16.80
KLAC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. KLAC: -16.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KLAC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -38.7  Med: 8.10 Max: 53.8
Current: -16.8
-38.7
53.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -20.40
KLAC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -4.50 vs. KLAC: -20.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KLAC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -43.6  Med: 26.20 Max: 73.7
Current: -20.4
-43.6
73.7
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

KLAC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Signature Select Canadian Fund 220,100 sh (+4.41%)
George Soros Sold Out
John Buckingham Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 9,750 sh (-0.15%)
PRIMECAP Management 8,644,466 sh (-0.18%)
Murray Stahl 15,450 sh (-0.64%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 14,210 sh (-1.57%)
Chuck Royce 180,000 sh (-4.00%)
Ken Fisher 159,075 sh (-10.01%)
Scott Black 118,837 sh (-17.94%)
David Dreman 1,291 sh (-36.93%)
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Q4 2014

KLAC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

John Hussman 2,300 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 31,997 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 15,053 sh (+5.93%)
PRIMECAP Management 8,957,051 sh (+3.62%)
Murray Stahl 15,450 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Scott Black Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 8,526 sh (-12.55%)
Ken Fisher 134,829 sh (-15.24%)
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Q1 2015

KLAC Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Ray Dalio 60,292 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,700 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 15,749 sh (+4.62%)
PRIMECAP Management 9,226,161 sh (+3.00%)
John Hussman 2,300 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ken Fisher 127,343 sh (-5.55%)
Murray Stahl 13,350 sh (-13.59%)
Signature Select Canadian Fund 99,900 sh (-54.61%)
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Q2 2015

KLAC Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Joel Greenblatt 61,054 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 40,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 24,796 sh (+335.02%)
Ray Dalio 119,227 sh (+97.75%)
Murray Stahl 14,150 sh (+5.99%)
PRIMECAP Management 9,569,161 sh (+3.72%)
John Hussman 2,300 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Ken Fisher 118,454 sh (-6.98%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 21.74
KLAC's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
61% of the 548 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.70 vs. KLAC: 21.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
KLAC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.15  Med: 20.58 Max: 80.19
Current: 21.74
7.15
80.19
Forward P/E 15.06
KLAC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
55% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.50 vs. KLAC: 15.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 22.20
KLAC's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
61% of the 548 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.60 vs. KLAC: 22.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
KLAC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.15  Med: 20.56 Max: 80.19
Current: 22.2
7.15
80.19
P/B 18.50
KLAC's P/B is ranked lower than
99% of the 801 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. KLAC: 18.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
KLAC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.01  Med: 2.72 Max: 21.97
Current: 18.5
1.01
21.97
P/S 2.85
KLAC's P/S is ranked lower than
77% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. KLAC: 2.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
KLAC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.26  Med: 3.53 Max: 5.48
Current: 2.85
1.26
5.48
PFCF 14.02
KLAC's PFCF is ranked higher than
56% of the 434 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.79 vs. KLAC: 14.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
KLAC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.07  Med: 15.64 Max: 39.04
Current: 14.02
6.07
39.04
POCF 13.02
KLAC's POCF is ranked lower than
56% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.58 vs. KLAC: 13.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
KLAC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.47  Med: 14.10 Max: 33.87
Current: 13.02
5.47
33.87
EV-to-EBIT 15.70
KLAC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
59% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 12.47 vs. KLAC: 15.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
KLAC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -126.6  Med: 12.10 Max: 43.7
Current: 15.7
-126.6
43.7
PEG 10.57
KLAC's PEG is ranked lower than
88% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. KLAC: 10.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
KLAC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.02 Max: 20.7
Current: 10.57
0.47
20.7
Shiller P/E 14.57
KLAC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 26.10 vs. KLAC: 14.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
KLAC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.91  Med: 27.78 Max: 51.55
Current: 14.57
8.91
51.55
Current Ratio 3.90
KLAC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. KLAC: 3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
KLAC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.93  Med: 3.21 Max: 5.12
Current: 3.9
1.93
5.12
Quick Ratio 3.28
KLAC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. KLAC: 3.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
KLAC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.53  Med: 2.71 Max: 4.39
Current: 3.28
1.53
4.39
Days Inventory 194.98
KLAC's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
91% of the 802 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 79.04 vs. KLAC: 194.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
KLAC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 131.82  Med: 158.51 Max: 196.92
Current: 194.98
131.82
196.92
Days Sales Outstanding 75.94
KLAC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
64% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 62.19 vs. KLAC: 75.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
KLAC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 50.45  Med: 73.61 Max: 121.25
Current: 75.94
50.45
121.25

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 4.14
KLAC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
70% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. KLAC: 4.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
KLAC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.23  Med: 2.16 Max: 4.19
Current: 4.14
0.23
4.19
Dividend Payout 0.89
KLAC's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
80% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. KLAC: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
KLAC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.31 Max: 0.89
Current: 0.89
0.05
0.89
Dividend growth (3y) 12.60
KLAC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
64% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. KLAC: 12.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
KLAC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 71
Current: 12.6
0
71
Yield on cost (5-Year) 12.84
KLAC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
96% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. KLAC: 12.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
KLAC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.71  Med: 6.70 Max: 12.99
Current: 12.84
0.71
12.99
Share Buyback Rate 1.30
KLAC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
88% of the 641 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. KLAC: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
KLAC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 10.6  Med: 0.00 Max: -14.1
Current: 1.3

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 106.15
KLAC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
100% of the 778 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. KLAC: 106.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
KLAC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.94  Med: 3.18 Max: 122.2
Current: 106.15
1.94
122.2
Price/Projected FCF 1.00
KLAC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. KLAC: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
KLAC' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.47 Max: 8.64
Current: 1
0.79
8.64
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
KLAC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
60% of the 778 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. KLAC: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
KLAC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.15 Max: 2.28
Current: 0.8
0.51
2.28
Price/Graham Number 9.99
KLAC's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
99% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. KLAC: 9.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
KLAC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.77  Med: 1.73 Max: 11.49
Current: 9.99
0.77
11.49
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.35
KLAC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 828 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. KLAC: 6.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
KLAC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.3  Med: 7.80 Max: 25.9
Current: 6.35
2.3
25.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 0.99
KLAC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.47 vs. KLAC: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
KLAC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -3.7  Med: 6.80 Max: 37.3
Current: 0.99
-3.7
37.3

Analyst Estimate

Jun16 Jun17 Jun18
Revenue(Mil) 2,976 2,906 3,221
EPS($) 3.23 3.65 4.65
EPS without NRI($) 3.23 3.65 4.65

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
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KLA-Tencor Corp 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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