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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 : 9/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt No Debt
MCRL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 1110 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. MCRL: No Debt )
MCRL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.49   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.78
MCRL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
83% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. MCRL: 0.78 )
MCRL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 0.89
Current: 0.78

0.66
0.89
Interest Coverage No Debt
MCRL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
95% of the 648 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 767.50 vs. MCRL: No Debt )
MCRL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 7.7   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

7.7
9999.99
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 9.98
M-Score: -2.81
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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history
Operating margin (%) 7.03
MCRL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.65 vs. MCRL: 7.03 )
MCRL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -35.05   Max: 29.93
Current: 7.03

-35.05
29.93
Net-margin (%) 5.55
MCRL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.23 vs. MCRL: 5.55 )
MCRL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -20.03   Max: 21.17
Current: 5.55

-20.03
21.17
ROE (%) 6.28
MCRL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1095 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.71 vs. MCRL: 6.28 )
MCRL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -13.97   Max: 34.05
Current: 6.28

-13.97
34.05
ROA (%) 4.89
MCRL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1111 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. MCRL: 4.89 )
MCRL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -11.96   Max: 26.05
Current: 4.89

-11.96
26.05
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 17.14
MCRL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1110 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 7.54 vs. MCRL: 17.14 )
MCRL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -41.88   Max: 76.36
Current: 17.14

-41.88
76.36
Revenue Growth (%) -5.20
MCRL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. MCRL: -5.20 )
MCRL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -13.8   Max: 41.3
Current: -5.2

-13.8
41.3
EBITDA Growth (%) -27.10
MCRL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -7.00 vs. MCRL: -27.10 )
MCRL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -35.5   Max: 53.7
Current: -27.1

-35.5
53.7
EPS Growth (%) -28.20
MCRL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -7.50 vs. MCRL: -28.20 )
MCRL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -63.2   Max: 224
Current: -28.2

-63.2
224
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

MCRL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 1,243,860 sh (+1.06%)
Jim Simons 546,300 sh (-36.92%)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,395 sh (-54.45%)
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Q1 2014

MCRL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

RS Investment Management 132,250 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,980 sh (+3.8%)
Chuck Royce 1,243,860 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 483,700 sh (-11.46%)
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Q2 2014

MCRL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

RS Investment Management 301,425 sh (+127.92%)
Chuck Royce 1,206,960 sh (-2.97%)
Jim Simons 425,900 sh (-11.95%)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,985 sh (-25%)
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Q3 2014

MCRL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

George Soros 1,816,666 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,231 sh (+2.05%)
Jim Simons 410,100 sh (-3.71%)
Chuck Royce 1,141,960 sh (-5.39%)
RS Investment Management 187,525 sh (-37.79%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MCRL

(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
George Soros 2014-09-30 New Buy0.16%$10.11 - $12.62 $ 13.8718%1816666
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.11%$9.2 - $10.86 $ 13.8740%0
Arnold Van Den Berg 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$9.13 - $11.2 $ 13.8735%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 38.68%0.04%$8.83 - $10.79 $ 13.8740%94672
George Soros 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0023%$8.83 - $10.79 $ 13.8740%0
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 58.30
MCRL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 62.20 vs. MCRL: 58.30 )
MCRL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.86   Max: 350.58
Current: 58.3

9.86
350.58
P/B 3.55
MCRL's P/B is ranked lower than
51% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. MCRL: 3.55 )
MCRL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.79   Max: 5.92
Current: 3.55

1.79
5.92
P/S 3.19
MCRL's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. MCRL: 3.19 )
MCRL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.69   Max: 8.07
Current: 3.19

1.69
8.07
PFCF 36.50
MCRL's PFCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 84.39 vs. MCRL: 36.50 )
MCRL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.33   Max: 58.81
Current: 36.5

9.33
58.81
EV-to-EBIT 39.02
MCRL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
67% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 36.66 vs. MCRL: 39.02 )
MCRL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.3   Max: 314.6
Current: 39.02

6.3
314.6
Shiller P/E 33.44
MCRL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MCRL: 33.44 )
MCRL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 16.75   Max: 101.28
Current: 33.44

16.75
101.28
Current Ratio 3.39
MCRL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 1105 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. MCRL: 3.39 )
MCRL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.46   Max: 6.6
Current: 3.39

2.46
6.6
Quick Ratio 2.68
MCRL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 1105 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. MCRL: 2.68 )
MCRL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 2.06   Max: 5.45
Current: 2.68

2.06
5.45

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.44
MCRL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
53% of the 526 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. MCRL: 1.44 )
MCRL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 2.16
Current: 1.44

0.22
2.16
Dividend Payout 0.83
MCRL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
76% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MCRL: 0.83 )
MCRL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 1.75
Current: 0.83

0.15
1.75
Dividend growth (3y) 0.70
MCRL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
77% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. MCRL: 0.70 )
MCRL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 15.9
Current: 0.7

0
15.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.85
MCRL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
55% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. MCRL: 1.85 )
MCRL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 2.67
Current: 1.85

0.27
2.67
Share Buyback Rate 2.20
MCRL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. MCRL: 2.20 )
MCRL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 8.4   Max: -12.8
Current: 2.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 21.02
MCRL's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
83% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MCRL: 21.02 )
MCRL' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 7.89   Max: 812.5
Current: 21.02

7.89
812.5
Price/Net Current Asset Value 9.76
MCRL's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MCRL: 9.76 )
MCRL' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 5.09   Max: 175
Current: 9.76

5.09
175
Price/Tangible Book 3.88
MCRL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
52% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. MCRL: 3.88 )
MCRL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.16   Max: 24.54
Current: 3.88

2.16
24.54
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.59
MCRL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MCRL: 1.59 )
MCRL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 19.35
Current: 1.59

0.63
19.35
Price/Median PS Value 1.21
MCRL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
60% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. MCRL: 1.21 )
MCRL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 7.57
Current: 1.21

0.75
7.57
Price/Graham Number 3.13
MCRL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
66% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.58 vs. MCRL: 3.13 )
MCRL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 24.75
Current: 3.13

1.2
24.75
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.60
MCRL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1091 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. MCRL: 2.60 )
MCRL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 15.9
Current: 2.6

0.3
15.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -11.76
MCRL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
60% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 6.69 vs. MCRL: -11.76 )
MCRL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -11.8   Max: 34.2
Current: -11.76

-11.8
34.2

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors
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Micrel Inc is a California corporation was incorporated in July 1978. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets a range of high-performance analog power integrated circuits, mixed-signal and digital ICs. The Company has two reportable segments namely standard products and other products, which consist of custom and foundry products. These products address various end markets including cellular handsets, portable computing, enterprise and home networking, wide area and metropolitan area networks, digital televisions and industrial equipment. The company also manufactures custom analog and mixed-signal circuits and provides wafer foundry services for customers who produce electronic systems for communications, consumer and military applications. The Company has a power management offering for the networking and communications infrastructure markets including cloud and enterprise servers, network switches and routers, storage area networks and wireless base stations. The Companys high bandwidth communications circuits are used mainly for enterprise networks, storage area networks, access networks and metropolitan area networks. This product portfolio consists of timing, clock management and high speed Physical Media Devices (PMD) products. The Companys family of Ethernet products targets the digital home, enterprise, industrial and automotive markets. This product portfolio consists of physical layer transceivers (PHY), Media Access Controllers (MAC), switches, and System-On-Chip (SoC) devices that support various Ethernet protocols supporting communication transmission speeds from 10 Megabits per second to a Gigabit per second. The Company's main linear and power competitors include Linear Technology Corporation, Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. and Texas Instruments Incorporated in one or more of its product areas. Other competitors include Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Intersil Corporation, Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc., Skyworks Solutions, Inc., Semtech Corporation and ON Semiconductor Corporation.
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