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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

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
NICE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
97% of the 1620 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 27.13 vs. NICE: No Debt )
NICE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 50.22   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.73
NICE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
78% of the 1591 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. NICE: 0.73 )
NICE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 0.89
Current: 0.73

0.65
0.89
Interest Coverage No Debt
NICE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
76% of the 1074 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 387.00 vs. NICE: No Debt )
NICE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 6.83   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

6.83
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 4.73
M-Score: -2.51
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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history
Operating margin (%) 8.40
NICE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1594 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.57 vs. NICE: 8.40 )
NICE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -44.41   Max: 14
Current: 8.4

-44.41
14
Net-margin (%) 5.82
NICE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1592 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. NICE: 5.82 )
NICE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -41.1   Max: 13.07
Current: 5.82

-41.1
13.07
ROE (%) 4.59
NICE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1553 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.88 vs. NICE: 4.59 )
NICE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -28.02   Max: 12.21
Current: 4.59

-28.02
12.21
ROA (%) 3.34
NICE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1605 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.73 vs. NICE: 3.34 )
NICE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -22.28   Max: 9.94
Current: 3.34

-22.28
9.94
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 179.85
NICE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1589 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 31.80 vs. NICE: 179.85 )
NICE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -135.92   Max: 222.82
Current: 179.85

-135.92
222.82
Revenue Growth (%) 12.60
NICE's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. NICE: 12.60 )
NICE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 23.5
Current: 12.6

2.4
23.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 18.60
NICE's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 957 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. NICE: 18.60 )
NICE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -66.5   Max: 227.1
Current: 18.6

-66.5
227.1
EPS Growth (%) 5.40
NICE's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. NICE: 5.40 )
NICE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -10.4   Max: 85
Current: 5.4

-10.4
85
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

NICE Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Steven Cohen 11,840 sh (+13.73%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 984,000 sh (-1.4%)
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Q2 2013

NICE Guru Trades in Q2 2013

George Soros 268,366 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 7,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 42,130 sh (+255.83%)
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
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Q3 2013

NICE Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 90,244 sh (New)
George Soros 766,666 sh (+185.68%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Caxton Associates 5,700 sh (-18.57%)
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Q4 2013

NICE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
George Soros 624,046 sh (-18.6%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NICE

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
George Soros 2013-09-30 Add 185.68%0.23%$36.64 - $41.61 $ 45.6819%766666
George Soros 2013-06-30 New Buy0.11%$33.91 - $37.89 $ 45.6826%268366
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 51.20
NICE's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
62% of the 1124 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.60 vs. NICE: 51.20 )
NICE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 20.35   Max: 87.26
Current: 51.2

20.35
87.26
P/B 2.28
NICE's P/B is ranked higher than
63% of the 1505 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. NICE: 2.28 )
NICE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.11   Max: 4.34
Current: 2.28

1.11
4.34
P/S 2.96
NICE's P/S is ranked lower than
51% of the 1660 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. NICE: 2.96 )
NICE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 4.63
Current: 2.96

1.07
4.63
PFCF 27.35
NICE's PFCF is ranked lower than
52% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 19.60 vs. NICE: 27.35 )
NICE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.89   Max: 27.35
Current: 27.35

6.89
27.35
EV-to-EBIT 31.88
NICE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
59% of the 1286 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 17.42 vs. NICE: 31.88 )
NICE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 18.4   Max: 113
Current: 31.88

18.4
113
PEG 3.33
NICE's PEG is ranked lower than
53% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. NICE: 3.33 )
NICE' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 4.35
Current: 3.33

1.1
4.35
Shiller P/E 52.75
NICE's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
55% of the 617 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 29.33 vs. NICE: 52.75 )
NICE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 29.98   Max: 432.44
Current: 52.75

29.98
432.44

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 1.20
NICE's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
52% of the 823 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. NICE: 1.20 )
NICE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 1.07
Current: 1.2

0.35
1.07
Dividend Payout 0.51
NICE's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
50% of the 649 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. NICE: 0.51 )
NICE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 0.46
Current: 0.51

Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.20
NICE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
54% of the 863 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. NICE: 1.20 )
NICE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 1.07
Current: 1.2

0.35
1.07
Share Buyback Rate 1.20
NICE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 1059 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. NICE: 1.20 )
NICE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.2   Max: -34.5
Current: 1.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 8.40
NICE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
61% of the 1230 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. NICE: 8.40 )
NICE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 7.54
Current: 8.4

1.19
7.54
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.05
NICE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
79% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. NICE: 1.05 )
NICE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 2.35
Current: 1.05

0.81
2.35
Price/Median PS Value 1.05
NICE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 1501 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. NICE: 1.05 )
NICE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 1.95
Current: 1.05

0.25
1.95
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.93
NICE's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
71% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. NICE: 3.93 )
NICE' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 5.99
Current: 3.93

2.2
5.99
Price/Graham Number 4.30
NICE's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
58% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. NICE: 4.30 )
NICE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.91   Max: 4.54
Current: 4.3

1.91
4.54
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.10
NICE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1328 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. NICE: 3.10 )
NICE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 5.4
Current: 3.1

0.9
5.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 16.60
NICE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1009 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.44 vs. NICE: 16.60 )
NICE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1   Max: 39
Current: 16.6

-1
39

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
Compare:CRM, SQI, RHT, INTU, ADBE » details
Traded in other countries:NCSYF.USA, NSY.Germany
NICE-Systems Ltd., was originally incorporated as NICE Neptun Intelligent Computer Engineering Ltd. on September 28, 1986 and was renamed to NICE-Systems Ltd. on October 14, 1991. It provides software solutions that enable organizations to take the next-best-action in order to improve customer experience and business results, ensure compliance, fight financial crime, and safeguard people and assets. Consumers transact and interact with and about organizations through various measures, including, among others, by phone (through both landline and mobile phones), face to face in the branch or store, and through the internet - mainly through social media and instant messaging, as well as other mobile applications. Through these many channels and touchpoints, consumers are generating mass amounts of data. Its end-to-end solutions enable organizations to capture either directly or indirectly, analyze, and operationalize, both off-line and in real time, mass quantities of structured and unstructured data (Big Data) from multiple customer interaction channels, including phone calls, web activity mobile apps, emails, chat, social media, video, radio transmission, physical sensors, and transactions. The Company operates in three business areas. Its Customer Interactions business serves customer-centric organizations in Business-to-Consumer enterprises, such as in the financial services, telecommunications, and healthcare industries, and others. Its Financial Crime & Compliance business serves financial institutions and regulatory agencies. Security, Safety & Operations business addresses the needs of security sensitive organizations, such as banks, airports, mass transit, utilities, and public safety agencies. NICE Security Solutions are used by thousands of customers, including transportation systems, critical infrastructure, city centers, banks, enterprises and government agencies. The Company faces competition with each service it offers.

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