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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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
NTCT's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
84% of the 2067 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.91 vs. NTCT: No Debt )
NTCT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.68   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.68
NTCT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
76% of the 1993 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. NTCT: 0.68 )
NTCT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 0.87
Current: 0.68

0.47
0.87
Interest Coverage 101.58
NTCT's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
60% of the 1316 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 858.90 vs. NTCT: 101.58 )
NTCT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.79   Max: 9999.99
Current: 101.58

5.79
9999.99
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 6.38
M-Score: -2.78
WACC vs ROIC
7.70%
24.14%
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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 20.64
NTCT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 2050 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.48 vs. NTCT: 20.64 )
NTCT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -17.33   Max: 24.61
Current: 20.64

-17.33
24.61
Net-margin (%) 12.77
NTCT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 2050 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. NTCT: 12.77 )
NTCT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -13.87   Max: 17.66
Current: 12.77

-13.87
17.66
ROE (%) 13.82
NTCT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1993 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.06 vs. NTCT: 13.82 )
NTCT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -9.76   Max: 44.73
Current: 13.82

-9.76
44.73
ROA (%) 9.49
NTCT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2075 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. NTCT: 9.49 )
NTCT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -8.17   Max: 21.62
Current: 9.49

-8.17
21.62
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 411.74
NTCT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 2055 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 29.03 vs. NTCT: 411.74 )
NTCT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -130.51   Max: 442.57
Current: 411.74

-130.51
442.57
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 11.80
NTCT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1614 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. NTCT: 11.80 )
NTCT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.2   Max: 28.7
Current: 11.8

-13.2
28.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 11.00
NTCT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1326 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. NTCT: 11.00 )
NTCT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -68.8   Max: 120.1
Current: 11

-68.8
120.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 10.40
NTCT's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1267 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. NTCT: 10.40 )
NTCT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 10.4   Max: 42.8
Current: 10.4

10.4
42.8
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

NTCT Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 5,922 sh (New)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
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Q2 2014

NTCT Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 254,500 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Q3 2014

NTCT Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jeremy Grantham 41,200 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 11,640 sh (New)
Jim Simons 174,900 sh (-31.28%)
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Q4 2014

NTCT Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Ken Fisher 367,984 sh (New)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NTCT

(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
Ken Fisher 2014-12-31 New Buy0.03%$31.9 - $45.88 $ 35.9-4%367984
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 New Buy0.01%$42.33 - $47.33 $ 35.9-20%11640
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Sold Out $34.04 - $43.77 $ 35.9-7%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy$28.84 - $38.84 $ 35.92%5922
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.04%$24.2 - $30.43 $ 35.927%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -39.75%0.03%$23.7 - $27.46 $ 35.939%41707
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 231.41%0.05%$21.47 - $24.78 $ 35.954%69224
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.03%$23.36 - $25.87 $ 35.945%18576
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.15%$16.4 - $22.14 $ 35.988%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 26.40
NTCT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
81% of the 2289 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 60.00 vs. NTCT: 26.40 )
NTCT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 13.59   Max: 505
Current: 26.4

13.59
505
Forward P/E 16.47
NTCT's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 2289 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NTCT: 16.47 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 26.40
NTCT's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
81% of the 2289 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 66.10 vs. NTCT: 26.40 )
NTCT' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 13.48   Max: 707
Current: 26.4

13.48
707
P/B 3.42
NTCT's P/B is ranked higher than
69% of the 2289 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. NTCT: 3.42 )
NTCT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 4.63
Current: 3.42

0.96
4.63
P/S 3.35
NTCT's P/S is ranked higher than
65% of the 2289 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.71 vs. NTCT: 3.35 )
NTCT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 4.56
Current: 3.35

1.03
4.56
PFCF 15.96
NTCT's PFCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 2289 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 100.95 vs. NTCT: 15.96 )
NTCT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.02   Max: 353.5
Current: 15.96

7.02
353.5
POCF 13.97
NTCT's POCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 2289 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 28.38 vs. NTCT: 13.97 )
NTCT' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.24   Max: 54.38
Current: 13.97

6.24
54.38
EV-to-EBIT 13.94
NTCT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 2289 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 36.31 vs. NTCT: 13.94 )
NTCT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -519.1   Max: 440.3
Current: 13.94

-519.1
440.3
PEG 2.34
NTCT's PEG is ranked higher than
87% of the 2289 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NTCT: 2.34 )
NTCT' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 5.43
Current: 2.34

0.33
5.43
Shiller P/E 37.76
NTCT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 2289 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NTCT: 37.76 )
NTCT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 25.38   Max: 290
Current: 37.76

25.38
290
Current Ratio 1.87
NTCT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 2032 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. NTCT: 1.87 )
NTCT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.11   Max: 5.79
Current: 1.87

1.11
5.79
Quick Ratio 1.81
NTCT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 2032 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. NTCT: 1.81 )
NTCT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 5.59
Current: 1.81

1.01
5.59
Days Inventory 45.51
NTCT's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
75% of the 2289 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 164.49 vs. NTCT: 45.51 )
NTCT' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 38.43   Max: 102.03
Current: 45.51

38.43
102.03
Days Sales Outstanding 68.17
NTCT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
76% of the 2289 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 81.01 vs. NTCT: 68.17 )
NTCT' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 35.64   Max: 91.91
Current: 68.17

35.64
91.91

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 26.60
NTCT's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 2289 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NTCT: 26.60 )
NTCT' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.46   Max: 880
Current: 26.6

1.46
880
Price/Tangible Book 8.25
NTCT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
68% of the 2289 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.82 vs. NTCT: 8.25 )
NTCT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 89
Current: 8.25

1.03
89
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.11
NTCT's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
89% of the 2289 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.97 vs. NTCT: 1.11 )
NTCT' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 2.65
Current: 1.11

0.65
2.65
Price/Median PS Value 1.26
NTCT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 2289 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. NTCT: 1.26 )
NTCT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 4.91
Current: 1.26

0.41
4.91
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.92
NTCT's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 2289 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NTCT: 1.92 )
NTCT' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 5.14
Current: 1.92

0.57
5.14
Price/Graham Number 3.09
NTCT's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
80% of the 2289 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NTCT: 3.09 )
NTCT' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 8.34
Current: 3.09

1.6
8.34
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.20
NTCT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
82% of the 2051 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. NTCT: 7.20 )
NTCT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 13.7
Current: 7.2

0.2
13.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 18.57
NTCT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1055 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 13.27 vs. NTCT: 18.57 )
NTCT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -43.3   Max: 74.4
Current: 18.57

-43.3
74.4

Analyst Estimate

Mar15 Mar16
Revenue(Mil) 459 517
EPS($) 1.69 2.14
EPS without NRI($) 1.69 2.14

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
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NetScout Systems, Inc is a Delaware corporation, incorporated in June 1984. The Company designs, develops, manufactures, markets, licenses, sells and supports application and network performance management and service assurance solutions. The Company manufactures and markets these products in integrated hardware and software solutions that are used by commercial enterprises, governmental agencies and telecommunication service providers. The sales force is managed in four main geographic teams namely United States, Europe (including the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Norway), Asia (including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan) and Rest of World (including South Africa, Australia, Canada, India, Brazil and Mexico). In the enterprise market, its competitors include companies such as Computer Associates and Riverbed Technology Inc., along with a number of smaller private companies and new market entrants. In the service provider market its competitors include Tektronix, a division of Danaher, and JDSU, who provide operational management systems.
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