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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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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
MPWR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
74% of the 1032 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. MPWR: No Debt )
MPWR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: No Debt   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.89
MPWR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
93% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. MPWR: 0.89 )
MPWR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.89

0.05
0.91
Interest Coverage No Debt
MPWR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
94% of the 552 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 767.50 vs. MPWR: No Debt )
MPWR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.52   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

4.52
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 26.45
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 : 7/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 10.04
MPWR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.28 vs. MPWR: 10.04 )
MPWR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -41.83   Max: 14.02
Current: 10.04

-41.83
14.02
Net-margin (%) 9.62
MPWR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. MPWR: 9.62 )
MPWR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -43.95   Max: 15.09
Current: 9.62

-43.95
15.09
ROE (%) 7.08
MPWR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 984 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.66 vs. MPWR: 7.08 )
MPWR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -246.63   Max: 14.71
Current: 7.08

-246.63
14.71
ROA (%) 6.21
MPWR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1002 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. MPWR: 6.21 )
MPWR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -36.88   Max: 12.4
Current: 6.21

-36.88
12.4
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 25.97
MPWR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 6.55 vs. MPWR: 25.97 )
MPWR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -181.84   Max: 85.45
Current: 25.97

-181.84
85.45
Revenue Growth (%) 2.10
MPWR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 740 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. MPWR: 2.10 )
MPWR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -9.8   Max: 53.9
Current: 2.1

-9.8
53.9
EBITDA Growth (%) -3.00
MPWR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 526 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -6.40 vs. MPWR: -3.00 )
MPWR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -24   Max: 63.3
Current: -3

-24
63.3
EPS Growth (%) -8.90
MPWR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -5.30 vs. MPWR: -8.90 )
MPWR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -48   Max: 58
Current: -8.9

-48
58
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

MPWR Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Columbia Wanger 1,914,000 sh (-15.38%)
Pioneer Investments 131,817 sh (-50.46%)
Jim Simons 28,000 sh (-81.38%)
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Q3 2013

MPWR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 14,062 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 144,697 sh (+9.77%)
Columbia Wanger 1,904,000 sh (-0.52%)
Jim Simons 24,300 sh (-13.21%)
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Q4 2013

MPWR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 7,322 sh (New)
Jim Simons 224,886 sh (+825.46%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 1,261,000 sh (-33.77%)
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Q1 2014

MPWR Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 19,486 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 65,300 sh (New)
Jim Simons 521,486 sh (+131.89%)
Columbia Wanger 1,261,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MPWR

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.01%$31.36 - $38.86 $ 42.2520%19486
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.1%$9.67 - $15.57 $ 42.25241%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 New Buy0.1%$10.44 - $15.34 $ 42.25233%61500
George Soros 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0044%$10.44 - $15.34 $ 42.25233%0
George Soros 2011-06-30 Add 20.83%$13.63 - $17.3 $ 42.25171%20300
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 56.90
MPWR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 91.20 vs. MPWR: 56.90 )
MPWR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.51   Max: 223.56
Current: 56.9

10.51
223.56
P/B 4.90
MPWR's P/B is ranked lower than
61% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. MPWR: 4.90 )
MPWR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.45   Max: 6.98
Current: 4.9

1.45
6.98
P/S 6.70
MPWR's P/S is ranked lower than
62% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. MPWR: 6.70 )
MPWR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 6.81
Current: 6.7

1.08
6.81
PFCF 34.00
MPWR's PFCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3398.00 vs. MPWR: 34.00 )
MPWR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.32   Max: 228.73
Current: 34

6.32
228.73
EV-to-EBIT 45.35
MPWR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 49.68 vs. MPWR: 45.35 )
MPWR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.5   Max: 850.6
Current: 45.35

7.5
850.6
PEG 27.10
MPWR's PEG is ranked higher than
84% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MPWR: 27.10 )
MPWR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 685.8
Current: 27.1

1.07
685.8
Shiller P/E 70.00
MPWR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MPWR: 70.00 )
MPWR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 22.62   Max: 2391
Current: 70

22.62
2391
Current Ratio 9.57
MPWR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.53 vs. MPWR: 9.57 )
MPWR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.29   Max: 10.28
Current: 9.57

2.29
10.28
Quick Ratio 8.27
MPWR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. MPWR: 8.27 )
MPWR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 8.65
Current: 8.27

1.9
8.65

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 0.40
MPWR's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
89% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. MPWR: 0.40 )
MPWR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 0.4

Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.40
MPWR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
89% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. MPWR: 0.40 )
MPWR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 0.4

Share Buyback Rate -0.70
MPWR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
80% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. MPWR: -0.70 )
MPWR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.9   Max: -74
Current: -0.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 8.70
MPWR's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
85% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MPWR: 8.70 )
MPWR' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 2.62   Max: 19.13
Current: 8.7

2.62
19.13
Price/Net Current Asset Value 7.30
MPWR's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MPWR: 7.30 )
MPWR' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.21   Max: 12.08
Current: 7.3

2.21
12.08
Price/Tangible Book 4.90
MPWR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
56% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. MPWR: 4.90 )
MPWR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.45   Max: 6.96
Current: 4.9

1.45
6.96
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.80
MPWR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MPWR: 2.80 )
MPWR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 4.35
Current: 2.8

0.83
4.35
Price/Median PS Value 1.70
MPWR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
55% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. MPWR: 1.70 )
MPWR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 1.75
Current: 1.7

0.42
1.75
Price/Graham Number 3.50
MPWR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
64% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.27 vs. MPWR: 3.50 )
MPWR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.24   Max: 19.84
Current: 3.5

1.24
19.84
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.20
MPWR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
57% of the 790 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. MPWR: 2.20 )
MPWR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 13.3
Current: 2.2

0.1
13.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.80
MPWR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
80% of the 658 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. MPWR: 3.80 )
MPWR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -7.6   Max: 22.9
Current: 3.8

-7.6
22.9

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors
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Monolithic Power Systems, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, was founded in 1997. The Company designs, develops and markets proprietary, advanced analog and mixed-signal semiconductors. It currently offers products that serve multiple markets, including flat panel televisions, wireless communications, telecommunications equipment, general consumer products, notebook computers, cellular handsets, and set top boxes, among others. Monolithic Power combines advanced process technology with its experienced analog designers to produce high-performance power management integrated circuits for DC to DC converters, LED drivers, Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp backlight controllers, Class-D audio amplifiers, and other Linear ICs. The Company partners are manufacturing organizations to deliver ultra-compact, high-performance solutions through productive, cost-efficient channels. The product families that address multiple applications within the computing, consumer electronics, and communications markets Includes DC to DC converter ICs which are used to convert and control voltages within a range of electronic systems, such as portable electronic devices, wireless LAN access points, computers, set top boxes, automobiles and medical equipment & Lighting control ICs, used in backlighting and general illumination products. Lighting control ICs for backlighting are used in systems that provide the light source for LCD panels typically found in notebook computers, LCD monitors, car navigational systems,. The Company currently offers Class-D audio amplifiers, which are well-suited for applications that require both a small form factor and high power efficiency, such as plasma televisions, LCD televisions and DVD players. The Company operates in the cyclical semiconductor industry where there is seasonal demand for certain of its products. It works with third parties to manufacture and assemble its integrated circuits. Monolithic Power sells its products through third party distributors, value-added resellers and directly to OEMs, ODMs, and electronic manufacturing service providers. Its third party distributors are subject to distribution agreements with the Company which allow the distributor to sell its products to end customers and other resellers. The main competitors of the Company are Fairchild Semiconductor International, Intersil Corporation, Linear Technology, Maxim Integrated Products, Micrel Inc., Microsemi Corporation, National Semiconductor Corporation, O2Micro International, Richtek Technology Corporation, Rohm Co., Ltd., Semtech Corporation, STMicroelectronics N.V., Texas Instruments Incorporated and Volterra.
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