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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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Cash to Debt No Debt
MCRL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
98% of the 1032 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 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
79% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 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
64% of the 552 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: 6
Z-Score: 8.81
M-Score: -2.42
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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Operating margin (%) 8.02
MCRL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.28 vs. MCRL: 8.02 )
MCRL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -35.05   Max: 29.93
Current: 8.02

-35.05
29.93
Net-margin (%) 7.44
MCRL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. MCRL: 7.44 )
MCRL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -20.03   Max: 21.17
Current: 7.44

-20.03
21.17
ROE (%) 8.10
MCRL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 984 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.66 vs. MCRL: 8.10 )
MCRL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -14.98   Max: 26.01
Current: 8.1

-14.98
26.01
ROA (%) 6.39
MCRL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1002 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. MCRL: 6.39 )
MCRL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -12.4   Max: 20.38
Current: 6.39

-12.4
20.38
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 17.77
MCRL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 6.55 vs. MCRL: 17.77 )
MCRL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -45.4   Max: 75.46
Current: 17.77

-45.4
75.46
Revenue Growth (%) -5.20
MCRL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 740 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 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
52% of the 526 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -6.40 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
53% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -5.30 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
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

MCRL Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 1,111,179 sh (-2.15%)
Chuck Royce 1,727,805 sh (-42.25%)
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Q3 2013

MCRL Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 33,800 sh (New)
Jim Simons 865,979 sh (-22.07%)
Chuck Royce 1,230,860 sh (-28.76%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MCRL

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.11%$9.2 - $10.86 $ 11.2514%0
Arnold Van Den Berg 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$9.13 - $11.2 $ 11.2510%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 38.68%0.04%$8.83 - $10.79 $ 11.2513%94672
George Soros 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0023%$8.83 - $10.79 $ 11.2513%0
Arnold Van Den Berg 2011-06-30 New Buy0.03%$9.89 - $14.49 $ 11.25-6%32530
George Soros 2011-06-30 New Buy$9.89 - $14.49 $ 11.25-6%15400
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 43.70
MCRL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 91.20 vs. MCRL: 43.70 )
MCRL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.86   Max: 350.58
Current: 43.7

9.86
350.58
P/B 2.90
MCRL's P/B is ranked higher than
50% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. MCRL: 2.90 )
MCRL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.79   Max: 5.99
Current: 2.9

1.79
5.99
P/S 2.75
MCRL's P/S is ranked higher than
51% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. MCRL: 2.75 )
MCRL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.69   Max: 8.19
Current: 2.75

1.69
8.19
PFCF 36.30
MCRL's PFCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3398.00 vs. MCRL: 36.30 )
MCRL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.33   Max: 58.81
Current: 36.3

9.33
58.81
EV-to-EBIT 31.84
MCRL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 49.68 vs. MCRL: 31.84 )
MCRL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.3   Max: 314.6
Current: 31.84

6.3
314.6
PEG 4.10
MCRL's PEG is ranked higher than
89% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MCRL: 4.10 )
MCRL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 194.82
Current: 4.1

0.61
194.82
Shiller P/E 25.90
MCRL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MCRL: 25.90 )
MCRL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 16.83   Max: 100.58
Current: 25.9

16.83
100.58
Current Ratio 3.43
MCRL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.53 vs. MCRL: 3.43 )
MCRL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.46   Max: 6.6
Current: 3.43

2.46
6.6
Quick Ratio 2.69
MCRL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. MCRL: 2.69 )
MCRL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 2.06   Max: 5.45
Current: 2.69

2.06
5.45

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.78
MCRL's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
57% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. MCRL: 1.78 )
MCRL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 2.16
Current: 1.78

0.22
2.16
Dividend Payout 0.76
MCRL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
92% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MCRL: 0.76 )
MCRL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 1.75
Current: 0.76

0.15
1.75
Dividend growth (3y) 0.70
MCRL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
75% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 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) 2.22
MCRL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
62% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. MCRL: 2.22 )
MCRL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 2.67
Current: 2.22

0.27
2.67
Share Buyback Rate 2.20
MCRL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. MCRL: 2.20 )
MCRL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 8.4   Max: -5.6
Current: 2.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 22.50
MCRL's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
80% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MCRL: 22.50 )
MCRL' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 7.89   Max: 812.5
Current: 22.5

7.89
812.5
Price/Net Current Asset Value 8.20
MCRL's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MCRL: 8.20 )
MCRL' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 5.06   Max: 175
Current: 8.2

5.06
175
Price/Tangible Book 3.20
MCRL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
53% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. MCRL: 3.20 )
MCRL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.16   Max: 24.54
Current: 3.2

2.16
24.54
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.20
MCRL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MCRL: 1.20 )
MCRL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 19.35
Current: 1.2

0.63
19.35
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
MCRL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. MCRL: 1.00 )
MCRL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 7.55
Current: 1

0.75
7.55
Price/Graham Number 2.50
MCRL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
69% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.27 vs. MCRL: 2.50 )
MCRL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 24.75
Current: 2.5

1.2
24.75
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.10
MCRL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
51% of the 790 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. MCRL: 3.10 )
MCRL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 15.9
Current: 3.1

0.3
15.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -5.41
MCRL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
58% of the 658 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. MCRL: -5.41 )
MCRL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -4.8   Max: 38.2
Current: -5.41

-4.8
38.2

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors
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Micrel, Inc., 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: standard products and other products, which consist mainly of custom and foundry products. These products address a range of 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 an extensive 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 Company's 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 Company's 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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