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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 13.14
NATI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
51% of the 1865 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 11.22 vs. NATI: 13.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NATI' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.02  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 13.14
Equity to Asset 0.75
NATI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
74% of the 1764 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. NATI: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NATI' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 0.80 Max: 0.86
Current: 0.75
0.73
0.86
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 7.94
M-Score: -2.54
WACC vs ROIC
7.76%
13.09%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 10.70
NATI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1810 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.89 vs. NATI: 10.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NATI' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.88  Med: 11.43 Max: 14.69
Current: 10.7
6.88
14.69
Net-margin (%) 7.32
NATI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1810 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. NATI: 7.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NATI' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.53  Med: 9.68 Max: 14.46
Current: 7.32
2.53
14.46
ROE (%) 8.19
NATI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1757 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. NATI: 8.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NATI' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.59  Med: 11.79 Max: 17.02
Current: 8.19
2.59
17.02
ROA (%) 6.20
NATI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1863 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.73 vs. NATI: 6.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NATI' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.08  Med: 8.97 Max: 13.9
Current: 6.2
2.08
13.9
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 26.50
NATI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1830 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 21.22 vs. NATI: 26.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NATI' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.63  Med: 31.19 Max: 44.82
Current: 26.5
15.63
44.82
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 0.80
NATI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 1441 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. NATI: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NATI' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 9.40 Max: 17.2
Current: 0.8
0.8
17.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 4.60
NATI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1170 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. NATI: 4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NATI' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.1  Med: 7.90 Max: 25.4
Current: 4.6
-11.1
25.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 0.50
NATI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1068 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. NATI: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NATI' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -37.2  Med: 8.30 Max: 70.6
Current: 0.5
-37.2
70.6
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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

NATI Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Murray Stahl 29,672 sh (+14.22%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mariko Gordon 140,081 sh (-1.10%)
Jim Simons 394,866 sh (-6.91%)
Chuck Royce 5,062,085 sh (-11.69%)
Paul Tudor Jones 16,906 sh (-32.91%)
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Q3 2015

NATI Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Ray Dalio 14,200 sh (New)
John Hussman 5,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mariko Gordon 138,440 sh (-1.17%)
Chuck Royce 4,941,685 sh (-2.38%)
Murray Stahl 25,527 sh (-13.97%)
Jim Simons 292,300 sh (-25.97%)
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Q4 2015

NATI Guru Trades in Q4 2015

John Hussman 5,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Mariko Gordon 136,762 sh (-1.21%)
Jim Simons 276,000 sh (-5.58%)
Chuck Royce 4,050,718 sh (-18.03%)
Murray Stahl 20,564 sh (-19.44%)
» More
Q1 2016

NATI Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 6,900 sh (New)
Jim Simons 782,166 sh (+183.39%)
John Hussman 5,000 sh (unchged)
Mariko Gordon 127,894 sh (-6.48%)
Chuck Royce 3,623,618 sh (-10.54%)
Murray Stahl 16,861 sh (-18.01%)
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Business Description

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National Instruments Corp designs, manufactures & sells computer-based virtual instrumentation software & hardware products to scientists and engineers. Its products include embedded control and monitoring hardware, NI LabVIEW, and NI LabWindows/CVI.

National Instruments Corp was incorporated under the laws of the State of Texas in May 1976 and reincorporated in Delaware in June 1994. It completed its IPO of its common stock in March 1995. Its flagship software product is LabVIEW. In addition to LabVIEW, NI offers LabWindows/CVI and Measurement Studio as alternative programming environments. NI offers software products, including NI TestStand, NI VeriStand, NI DIAdem and NI Multisim, which are integrated to LabVIEW. The Company's hardware and related driver software products include data acquisition "DAQ", PXI chassis and controllers, image acquisition, motion control, distributed I/O, modular instruments and embedded control hardware/software, industrial communications interfaces, General Purpose Interface Bus "GPIB" interfaces, and VME Extension for Instrumentation "VXI" Controllers. It serves the following industries and applications; research, automotive, automated test equipment, consumer electronics, commercial aerospace, computers and electronics, continuous process manufacturing, education, government/defense, medical research/pharmaceutical, power/energy, semiconductors, telecommunications and others. The Company markets its products in higher education environments, and in colleges, universities and trade and technical schools. It sells its software and hardware products through direct sales organization. Its competitors include Agilent Technologies Inc. "Agilent".

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 42.71
NATI's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
69% of the 1361 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.78 vs. NATI: 42.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
NATI' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.82  Med: 34.69 Max: 143.4
Current: 42.71
15.82
143.4
PE(NRI) 42.71
NATI's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
69% of the 1241 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 24.26 vs. NATI: 42.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
NATI' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.82  Med: 34.72 Max: 140.53
Current: 42.71
15.82
140.53
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 44.85
NATI's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
71% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 24.14 vs. NATI: 44.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
NATI' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.57  Med: 34.86 Max: 105.65
Current: 44.85
17.57
105.65
P/B 3.48
NATI's P/B is ranked lower than
57% of the 1976 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.76 vs. NATI: 3.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
NATI' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.94  Med: 3.65 Max: 5.66
Current: 3.48
1.94
5.66
P/S 3.13
NATI's P/S is ranked lower than
58% of the 2022 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. NATI: 3.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
NATI' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.66  Med: 3.20 Max: 5.09
Current: 3.13
1.66
5.09
PFCF 33.75
NATI's PFCF is ranked lower than
67% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 24.11 vs. NATI: 33.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
NATI' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.44  Med: 32.54 Max: 617.92
Current: 33.75
16.44
617.92
POCF 20.45
NATI's POCF is ranked lower than
58% of the 946 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 17.33 vs. NATI: 20.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
NATI' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.2  Med: 20.39 Max: 33.73
Current: 20.45
11.2
33.73
EV-to-EBIT 26.42
NATI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
65% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 16.49 vs. NATI: 26.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NATI' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.9  Med: 24.70 Max: 60.2
Current: 26.42
11.9
60.2
EV-to-EBITDA 16.83
NATI's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
61% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 12.53 vs. NATI: 16.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
NATI' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.5  Med: 17.30 Max: 27.8
Current: 16.83
8.5
27.8
PEG 10.48
NATI's PEG is ranked lower than
87% of the 553 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NATI: 10.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
NATI' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.96  Med: 4.47 Max: 468
Current: 10.48
0.96
468
Shiller P/E 37.30
NATI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
50% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 36.60 vs. NATI: 37.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
NATI' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.1  Med: 40.86 Max: 56.88
Current: 37.3
22.1
56.88
Current Ratio 3.11
NATI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 1711 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. NATI: 3.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NATI' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.11  Med: 4.18 Max: 5.22
Current: 3.11
3.11
5.22
Quick Ratio 2.36
NATI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 1711 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. NATI: 2.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NATI' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.36  Med: 3.57 Max: 4.58
Current: 2.36
2.36
4.58
Days Inventory 214.93
NATI's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
96% of the 1061 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 16.90 vs. NATI: 214.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NATI' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 149.97  Med: 192.90 Max: 208.27
Current: 214.93
149.97
208.27
Days Sales Outstanding 61.86
NATI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
57% of the 1493 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 68.62 vs. NATI: 61.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NATI' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 53.17  Med: 57.81 Max: 64.79
Current: 61.86
53.17
64.79
Days Payable 62.62
NATI's Days Payable is ranked higher than
64% of the 1346 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 43.98 vs. NATI: 62.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
NATI' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 50.49  Med: 64.76 Max: 84.75
Current: 62.62
50.49
84.75

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.62
NATI's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
72% of the 1185 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. NATI: 2.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
NATI' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 1.67 Max: 2.88
Current: 2.62
0.55
2.88
Dividend Payout 1.12
NATI's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
82% of the 763 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. NATI: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
NATI' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.45 Max: 4
Current: 1.12
0.18
4
Dividend Growth (3y) 10.70
NATI's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
56% of the 565 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. NATI: 10.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
NATI' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 10.90 Max: 53.8
Current: 10.7
0
53.8
Forward Dividend Yield 2.84
NATI's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
68% of the 1090 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. NATI: 2.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.46
NATI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1432 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. NATI: 5.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
NATI' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.15  Med: 3.48 Max: 6
Current: 5.46
1.15
6
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.20
NATI's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 1141 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: -2.60 vs. NATI: -1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
NATI' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.2  Med: -1.00 Max: 1.1
Current: -1.2
-2.2
1.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 8.85
NATI's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
58% of the 1360 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.62 vs. NATI: 8.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
NATI' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.1  Med: 7.51 Max: 13.29
Current: 8.85
4.1
13.29
Price/Tangible Book 5.25
NATI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
56% of the 1667 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. NATI: 5.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
NATI' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.63  Med: 4.96 Max: 9.41
Current: 5.25
2.63
9.41
Price/Projected FCF 2.18
NATI's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
59% of the 929 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. NATI: 2.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
NATI' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.98  Med: 2.15 Max: 5
Current: 2.18
0.98
5
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 3.99
NATI's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
88% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. NATI: 3.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.97
NATI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 1860 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. NATI: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
NATI' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.09 Max: 2.19
Current: 0.97
0.59
2.19
Price/Graham Number 3.16
NATI's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
64% of the 1041 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. NATI: 3.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
NATI' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 2.88 Max: 4.92
Current: 3.16
1.6
4.92
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.82
NATI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 2116 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. NATI: 3.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
NATI' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 4.10 Max: 8.4
Current: 3.82
1.7
8.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 6.09
NATI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10.04 vs. NATI: 6.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
NATI' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.9  Med: 10.70 Max: 21.3
Current: 6.09
1.9
21.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,223
EPS (TTM) $ 0.69
Beta0.83
Short Percentage of Float3.17%
52-Week Range $25.90 - 31.71
Shares Outstanding (Mil)127.65

Analyst Estimate


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Revenue (Mil $) 1,319 1,394
EPS ($) 1.35 1.65
EPS w/o NRI ($) 1.35 1.65
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
20.00%
Dividends Per Share ($)

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