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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
NTCT's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
89% of the 1620 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 27.13 vs. NTCT: No Debt )
NTCT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.68   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.69
NTCT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
73% of the 1591 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. NTCT: 0.69 )
NTCT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 0.87
Current: 0.69

0.47
0.87
Interest Coverage 49.98
NTCT's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
56% of the 1074 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 387.00 vs. NTCT: 49.98 )
NTCT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.79   Max: 9999.99
Current: 49.98

5.79
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 6.52
M-Score: -2.64
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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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 18.41
NTCT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1594 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.57 vs. NTCT: 18.41 )
NTCT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -17.33   Max: 24.61
Current: 18.41

-17.33
24.61
Net-margin (%) 11.58
NTCT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1592 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. NTCT: 11.58 )
NTCT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -13.87   Max: 17.66
Current: 11.58

-13.87
17.66
ROE (%) 10.92
NTCT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1553 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.88 vs. NTCT: 10.92 )
NTCT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -10.12   Max: 18.75
Current: 10.92

-10.12
18.75
ROA (%) 7.35
NTCT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1605 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.73 vs. NTCT: 7.35 )
NTCT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -8.31   Max: 23.41
Current: 7.35

-8.31
23.41
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 327.92
NTCT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1589 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 31.80 vs. NTCT: 327.92 )
NTCT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -165.24   Max: 431.17
Current: 327.92

-165.24
431.17
Revenue Growth (%) 10.10
NTCT's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. NTCT: 10.10 )
NTCT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -13.2   Max: 28.7
Current: 10.1

-13.2
28.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 10.40
NTCT's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 957 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. NTCT: 10.40 )
NTCT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -68.8   Max: 120.1
Current: 10.4

-68.8
120.1
EPS Growth (%) 12.70
NTCT's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. NTCT: 12.70 )
NTCT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 12.7   Max: 42.8
Current: 12.7

12.7
42.8
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

NTCT Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 15,600 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 20,888 sh (+12.45%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons 258,800 sh (-13.15%)
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Q2 2013

NTCT Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 11,172 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 69,224 sh (+231.41%)
Jim Simons 277,300 sh (+7.15%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q3 2013

NTCT Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 9,500 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 452,600 sh (+3951.2%)
Joel Greenblatt 41,707 sh (-39.75%)
Jim Simons 129,300 sh (-53.37%)
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Q4 2013

NTCT Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 1,500 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen 313,452 sh (-30.74%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NTCT

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.04%$24.2 - $30.43 $ 34.3621%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -39.75%0.03%$23.7 - $27.46 $ 34.3633%41707
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 231.41%0.05%$21.47 - $24.78 $ 34.3648%69224
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.03%$23.36 - $25.87 $ 34.3639%18576
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.15%$16.4 - $22.14 $ 34.3680%0
Meridian Funds 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.6001%$11.54 - $17.14 $ 34.36150%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 206.04%0.08%$11.54 - $17.14 $ 34.36150%62974
George Soros 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0047%$11.54 - $17.14 $ 34.36150%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 New Buy0.06%$19.31 - $27.1 $ 34.3649%20577
George Soros 2011-06-30 Add 44.55%$19.31 - $27.1 $ 34.3649%15900
Meridian Funds 2011-03-31 New Buy0.8%$22.4 - $27.44 $ 34.3637%977875
George Soros 2011-03-31 New Buy$22.4 - $27.44 $ 34.3637%11000
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 30.80
NTCT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1124 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.60 vs. NTCT: 30.80 )
NTCT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 13.59   Max: 505
Current: 30.8

13.59
505
P/B 3.61
NTCT's P/B is ranked lower than
53% of the 1505 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. NTCT: 3.61 )
NTCT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 4.06
Current: 3.61

0.96
4.06
P/S 3.78
NTCT's P/S is ranked lower than
67% of the 1660 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. NTCT: 3.78 )
NTCT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 4.47
Current: 3.78

1.03
4.47
PFCF 18.98
NTCT's PFCF is ranked higher than
62% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 19.60 vs. NTCT: 18.98 )
NTCT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.02   Max: 353.5
Current: 18.98

7.02
353.5
EV-to-EBIT 17.26
NTCT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
59% of the 1286 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 17.42 vs. NTCT: 17.26 )
NTCT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.3   Max: 440.3
Current: 17.26

7.3
440.3
PEG 2.95
NTCT's PEG is ranked higher than
50% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. NTCT: 2.95 )
NTCT' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 3.5
Current: 2.95

0.33
3.5
Shiller P/E 44.98
NTCT's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
51% of the 617 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 29.33 vs. NTCT: 44.98 )
NTCT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 25.38   Max: 290
Current: 44.98

25.38
290

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Net Current Asset Value 59.24
NTCT's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
81% of the 664 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10.90 vs. NTCT: 59.24 )
NTCT' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.46   Max: 880
Current: 59.24

1.46
880
Price/Tangible Book 10.78
NTCT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
75% of the 1230 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. NTCT: 10.78 )
NTCT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 89
Current: 10.78

1.03
89
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.54
NTCT's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
65% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. NTCT: 1.54 )
NTCT' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 1.86
Current: 1.54

0.65
1.86
Price/Median PS Value 1.46
NTCT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
56% of the 1501 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. NTCT: 1.46 )
NTCT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 5.07
Current: 1.46

0.42
5.07
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.11
NTCT's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
64% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. NTCT: 3.11 )
NTCT' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 6.89
Current: 3.11

0.57
6.89
Price/Graham Number 3.81
NTCT's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
65% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. NTCT: 3.81 )
NTCT' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 8.34
Current: 3.81

1.6
8.34
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.80
NTCT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1328 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. NTCT: 5.80 )
NTCT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 13.7
Current: 5.8

0.2
13.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 13.13
NTCT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1009 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.44 vs. NTCT: 13.13 )
NTCT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -41.4   Max: 70.2
Current: 13.13

-41.4
70.2

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
Compare:CRM, SQI, RHT, INTU, ADBE » details
Traded in other countries:NSZ.Germany
NetScout Systems, Inc. is a Delaware corporation founded in 1984. The Company provides the equipment that allows its customers to ensure that applications are running smoothly across their networks. It 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. It has a single operating segment and substantially all of its identifiable assets are located in the United States. 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). It sells its products to enterprise, public sector and service providers and other organizations with large- and medium-sized high-speed computer networks. Its competitors include Tektronix and JDS Uniphase Corporation.

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