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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 3.93
KLAC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
74% of the 1095 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. KLAC: 3.93 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.6   Max: No Debt
Current: 3.93

Equity to Asset 0.67
KLAC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
70% of the 1079 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. KLAC: 0.67 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 0.8
Current: 0.67

0.58
0.8
Interest Coverage 14.35
KLAC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
50% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 543.41 vs. KLAC: 14.35 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.76   Max: 9999.99
Current: 14.35

5.76
9999.99
F-Score: 9
Z-Score: 6.94
M-Score: -2.55
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 25.10
KLAC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1088 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. KLAC: 25.10 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -38.02   Max: 36.54
Current: 25.1

-38.02
36.54
Net-margin (%) 18.66
KLAC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1088 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. KLAC: 18.66 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -34.43   Max: 25.02
Current: 18.66

-34.43
25.02
ROE (%) 15.21
KLAC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1081 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. KLAC: 15.21 )
KLAC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -20.26   Max: 31.11
Current: 15.21

-20.26
31.11
ROA (%) 10.05
KLAC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. KLAC: 10.05 )
KLAC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -12.38   Max: 19.2
Current: 10.05

-12.38
19.2
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 79.21
KLAC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.63 vs. KLAC: 79.21 )
KLAC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -67.98   Max: 130.43
Current: 79.21

-67.98
130.43
Revenue Growth (%) -2.20
KLAC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -2.50 vs. KLAC: -2.20 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.9   Max: 29.9
Current: -2.2

-15.9
29.9
EBITDA Growth (%) -11.00
KLAC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -8.30 vs. KLAC: -11.00 )
KLAC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -44.5   Max: 96.8
Current: -11

-44.5
96.8
EPS Growth (%) -9.40
KLAC's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -7.10 vs. KLAC: -9.40 )
KLAC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -43.6   Max: 73.7
Current: -9.4

-43.6
73.7
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2014

KLAC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Pioneer Investments 26,949 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 20,000 sh (New)
David Dreman 1,881 sh (+347.86%)
Joel Greenblatt 285,070 sh (+83.57%)
Scott Black 192,182 sh (+58.49%)
PRIMECAP Management 8,801,439 sh (+35.03%)
Chuck Royce 181,500 sh (+2.37%)
Signature Select Canadian Fund 210,800 sh (+2.23%)
John Buckingham 76,736 sh (+1.09%)
Murray Stahl 15,100 sh (+0.33%)
John Hussman 6,300 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 163,480 sh (-9.08%)
Ray Dalio 63,884 sh (-31.44%)
Jim Simons 934,300 sh (-31.68%)
Steven Cohen 5,145 sh (-80.14%)
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Q2 2014

KLAC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 14,436 sh (New)
George Soros 100,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 50,000 sh (+150%)
David Dreman 2,047 sh (+8.83%)
Ken Fisher 176,779 sh (+8.13%)
Chuck Royce 187,500 sh (+3.31%)
Murray Stahl 15,550 sh (+2.98%)
John Buckingham 77,605 sh (+1.13%)
Steven Cohen 99,700 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 8,659,996 sh (-1.61%)
Ray Dalio 50,584 sh (-20.82%)
Scott Black 144,810 sh (-24.65%)
John Hussman 3,150 sh (-50%)
Jim Simons 154,000 sh (-83.52%)
Joel Greenblatt 9,765 sh (-96.57%)
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Q3 2014

KLAC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Hussman Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
John Buckingham 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%)
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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with KLAC

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Scott Black 2014-09-30 Reduce -17.94%0.27%$71.4 - $80.86 $ 80.77%118837
George Soros 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.06%$71.4 - $80.86 $ 80.77%0
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.03%$71.4 - $80.86 $ 80.77%0
John Hussman 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.02%$71.4 - $80.86 $ 80.77%0
David Dreman 2014-09-30 Reduce -36.93%$71.4 - $80.86 $ 80.77%1291
Scott Black 2014-06-30 Reduce -24.65%0.35%$62.3 - $71.22 $ 80.722%144810
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -96.57%0.29%$62.3 - $71.22 $ 80.722%9765
George Soros 2014-06-30 New Buy0.06%$62.3 - $71.22 $ 80.722%100000
John Hussman 2014-06-30 Reduce -50%0.02%$62.3 - $71.22 $ 80.722%3150
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Reduce -20.82%0.01%$62.3 - $71.22 $ 80.722%50584
Scott Black 2014-03-31 Add 58.49%0.52%$59.73 - $70.02 $ 80.725%192182
PRIMECAP Management 2014-03-31 Add 35.03%0.18%$59.73 - $70.02 $ 80.725%8801439
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 83.57%0.14%$59.73 - $70.02 $ 80.725%285070
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Reduce -31.44%0.02%$59.73 - $70.02 $ 80.725%63884
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Add 347.86%0.01%$59.73 - $70.02 $ 80.725%1881
Scott Black 2013-12-31 New Buy0.85%$59.46 - $66.19 $ 80.728%121257
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 471.96%0.04%$59.46 - $66.19 $ 80.728%93184
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Reduce -72.33%0.01%$59.46 - $66.19 $ 80.728%420
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Add 90.91%0.01%$59.46 - $66.19 $ 80.728%6300
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 25.00
KLAC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 65.20 vs. KLAC: 25.00 )
KLAC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.15   Max: 104.9
Current: 25

7.15
104.9
P/B 3.80
KLAC's P/B is ranked lower than
54% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. KLAC: 3.80 )
KLAC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 5.04
Current: 3.8

1.01
5.04
P/S 4.70
KLAC's P/S is ranked lower than
55% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. KLAC: 4.70 )
KLAC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 11.54
Current: 4.7

1.26
11.54
PFCF 23.50
KLAC's PFCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KLAC: 23.50 )
KLAC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.07   Max: 82.8
Current: 23.5

6.07
82.8
EV-to-EBIT 15.19
KLAC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
80% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 39.29 vs. KLAC: 15.19 )
KLAC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -126.6   Max: 80.7
Current: 15.19

-126.6
80.7
PEG 2.23
KLAC's PEG is ranked higher than
94% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KLAC: 2.23 )
KLAC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 11.74
Current: 2.23

0.49
11.74
Shiller P/E 33.10
KLAC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KLAC: 33.10 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.96   Max: 87.46
Current: 33.1

8.96
87.46
Current Ratio 5.43
KLAC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. KLAC: 5.43 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.93   Max: 5.43
Current: 5.43

1.93
5.43
Quick Ratio 4.59
KLAC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. KLAC: 4.59 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.53   Max: 4.59
Current: 4.59

1.53
4.59

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.40
KLAC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
65% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. KLAC: 2.40 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 3.84
Current: 2.4

0.23
3.84
Dividend Payout 0.57
KLAC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
80% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KLAC: 0.57 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 1.36
Current: 0.57

0.16
1.36
Dividend growth (3y) 21.60
KLAC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
92% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. KLAC: 21.60 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 71
Current: 21.6

0
71
Yield on cost (5-Year) 9.12
KLAC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
95% of the 555 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. KLAC: 9.12 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 14.59
Current: 9.12

0.87
14.59
Share Buyback Rate 0.40
KLAC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 602 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. KLAC: 0.40 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 10.6   Max: -21.9
Current: 0.4

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 11.30
KLAC's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
86% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KLAC: 11.30 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 6   Max: 293.09
Current: 11.3

6
293.09
Price/Net Current Asset Value 7.20
KLAC's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KLAC: 7.20 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 4.36   Max: 73.6
Current: 7.2

4.36
73.6
Price/Tangible Book 4.20
KLAC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
51% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.27 vs. KLAC: 4.20 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.8   Max: 10.69
Current: 4.2

1.8
10.69
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.20
KLAC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KLAC: 1.20 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 9.74
Current: 1.2

0.49
9.74
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
KLAC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. KLAC: 1.30 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 3.48
Current: 1.3

0.49
3.48
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.00
KLAC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KLAC: 1.00 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 11
Current: 1

0.58
11
Price/Graham Number 2.10
KLAC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
71% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.84 vs. KLAC: 2.10 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 6.73
Current: 2.1

0.93
6.73
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.60
KLAC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1074 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. KLAC: 6.60 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 25.9
Current: 6.6

1.2
25.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 28.59
KLAC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
96% of the 737 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.13 vs. KLAC: 28.59 )
KLAC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -6.8   Max: 37.1
Current: 28.59

-6.8
37.1

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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