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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.33
NUAN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 1618 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 25.64 vs. NUAN: 0.33 )
NUAN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.2   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.33

Equity to Asset 0.44
NUAN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
50% of the 1589 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. NUAN: 0.44 )
NUAN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 0.85
Current: 0.44

0.25
0.85
Interest Coverage 0.35
NUAN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
67% of the 1077 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 403.68 vs. NUAN: 0.35 )
NUAN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 9999.99
Current: 0.35

0.35
9999.99
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 1.07
M-Score: -2.77
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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Operating margin (%) 2.61
NUAN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1604 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.48 vs. NUAN: 2.61 )
NUAN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -297.44   Max: 7.64
Current: 2.61

-297.44
7.64
Net-margin (%) -6.21
NUAN's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1602 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. NUAN: -6.21 )
NUAN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -294.87   Max: 12.54
Current: -6.21

-294.87
12.54
ROE (%) -4.37
NUAN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.77 vs. NUAN: -4.37 )
NUAN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -280.49   Max: 7.59
Current: -4.37

-280.49
7.59
ROA (%) -1.93
NUAN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1616 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. NUAN: -1.93 )
NUAN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -155.41   Max: 4.41
Current: -1.93

-155.41
4.41
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 32.99
NUAN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1600 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 30.96 vs. NUAN: 32.99 )
NUAN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1777.15   Max: 160.74
Current: 32.99

-1777.15
160.74
Revenue Growth (%) 15.00
NUAN's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. NUAN: 15.00 )
NUAN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -33.7   Max: 25.4
Current: 15

-33.7
25.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 5.10
NUAN's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. NUAN: 5.10 )
NUAN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -80.3   Max: 60.7
Current: 5.1

-80.3
60.7
EPS Growth (%) 74.20
NUAN's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. NUAN: 74.20 )
NUAN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -64.6   Max: 74.2
Current: 74.2

-64.6
74.2
» NUAN's 10-Y Financials

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

NUAN Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Carl Icahn 3,812,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 651,900 sh (+2280.93%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 700 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 9,918,200 sh (-3.02%)
Pioneer Investments 3,005,815 sh (-15.22%)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,600 sh (-89.67%)
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Q2 2013

NUAN Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 250,000 sh (New)
Carl Icahn 31,547,631 sh (+727.59%)
PRIMECAP Management 14,655,300 sh (+47.76%)
Louis Moore Bacon 400,000 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 700 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 553,416 sh (-81.59%)
Steven Cohen 29,749 sh (-95.44%)
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Q3 2013

NUAN Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Ray Dalio 32,638 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 303,551 sh (+920.37%)
Carl Icahn 52,437,750 sh (+66.22%)
Louis Moore Bacon 257,790 sh (+3.12%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 700 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 350,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 14,456,100 sh (-1.36%)
Pioneer Investments 542,845 sh (-1.91%)
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Q4 2013

NUAN Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Murray Stahl 35,306 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 53,938 sh (+65.26%)
Carl Icahn 60,784,623 sh (+15.92%)
PRIMECAP Management 14,547,844 sh (+0.63%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 700 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 700,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon 200,000 sh (-22.42%)
Steven Cohen 185,298 sh (-38.96%)
» More
» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NUAN

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Carl Icahn 2013-12-31 Add 15.92%0.41%$13.1 - $18.78 $ 16.162%60784623
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 65.26%$13.1 - $18.78 $ 16.162%53938
Carl Icahn 2013-09-30 Add 66.22%1.59%$18.31 - $19.97 $ 16.16-16%52437750
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$18.31 - $19.97 $ 16.16-16%32638
Carl Icahn 2013-06-30 Add 727.59%2.37%$18.12 - $23.3 $ 16.16-18%31547631
PRIMECAP Management 2013-06-30 Add 47.76%0.13%$18.12 - $23.3 $ 16.16-18%14655300
Carl Icahn 2013-03-31 New Buy0.45%$18.25 - $24.61 $ 16.16-23%3812000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.05%$18.25 - $24.61 $ 16.16-23%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.05%$20.1 - $24.99 $ 16.16-27%35923
Meridian Funds 2012-09-30 Sold Out 1.2%$19.81 - $25.74 $ 16.16-30%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.03%$19.81 - $25.74 $ 16.16-30%0
Meridian Funds 2012-06-30 Add 64.77%0.47%$19.85 - $26.4 $ 16.16-29%1528930
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 New Buy0.03%$19.85 - $26.4 $ 16.16-29%17882
Meridian Funds 2011-12-31 Reduce -40.8%0.48%$19.43 - $26.75 $ 16.16-34%927935
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$19.43 - $26.75 $ 16.16-34%0
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 New Buy0.03%$15.5899 - $22.37 $ 16.16-16%105500
Meridian Funds 2011-03-31 Add 11.03%0.09%$17.015 - $20.8 $ 16.16-15%1576030
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-03-31 New Buy$17.015 - $20.8 $ 16.16-15%700
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Top Ranked Articles about Nuance Communications, Inc.

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Carl Icahn made his second purchase of Nuance Communications (NUAN) in the fourth quarter, boosting his holding by 1,376,600 shares to 60,310,323 shares on Dec. 6 to Dec. 10, according to GuruFocus Real Time Picks. This expands his ownership stake in the company from 18.99% to 19.06%. Read more...
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Nuance Communications Inc. is creating a buzz with voice recognition and language-smart technologies that can enhance productivity across a number of industries. The company reported financial results for its fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, ended Sept. 30, 2013, with revenue of $472.2 million (GAAP), up from $468.8 million in the same quarter of fiscal 2012. Also in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, the company reported a net loss of ($32.3) million (GAAP), translating as a loss of ($0.10) per share. In the same quarter a year ago, Nuance’s net income was $117.6 million, with earnings of $0.36 per diluted share. The company reported $93.5 million cash flow from operations in the reporting quarter, compared to cash flow a year ago at $141.5 million. Read more...
Futuristic Nuance Communications - Who’s In? Icahn and Others
One zealous billionaire stakeholder like Carl Icahn makes you wonder who else is into Nuance Communications Inc. (NUAN), its numerous speech recognition products and its visionary mobile advertising format intended to allow people to “converse” with their favorite product brands. Read more...
Icahn Takes 16% Stake in Nuance Communications
Carl Icahn has been a busy man this week. Along with purchasing 4 million additional shares of Dell (DELL), the outspoken guru upped his position in Nuance Communications (NUAN) by over 50% as reported by GuruFocus Real Time Picks. Read more...
Icahn Increases Voice Recognition NUAN at 52-Week Low
The GuruFocus 52-week low screener reveals that Nuance Communications Inc. (NUAN) is at a 52-week low of $18.94 (high was $25.89). According to the GuruFocus Value Screen for 52-week lows, NUAN is 26.8% off the high. But activist investor Guru Carl Icahn of Icahn Capital Management is putting his dough on this amazing voice recognition and imaging systems company that, in hindsight, has made television's old “The Jetsons” cartoon look like a kind of inspirational blueprint for today’s talking cars and interactive smart phones. Read more...

Ratios

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P/B 2.00
NUAN's P/B is ranked higher than
67% of the 1504 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. NUAN: 2.00 )
NUAN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 4.81
Current: 2

1.08
4.81
P/S 2.70
NUAN's P/S is ranked lower than
57% of the 1650 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. NUAN: 2.70 )
NUAN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.74   Max: 6.97
Current: 2.7

1.74
6.97
PFCF 17.00
NUAN's PFCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 19.50 vs. NUAN: 17.00 )
NUAN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.38   Max: 336.5
Current: 17

10.38
336.5
EV-to-EBIT 250.00
NUAN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
80% of the 1278 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 17.39 vs. NUAN: 250.00 )
NUAN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 51.7   Max: 3038.5
Current: 250

51.7
3038.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 0.90
NUAN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. NUAN: 0.90 )
NUAN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 28.67
Current: 0.9

0.16
28.67
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
NUAN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 1516 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. NUAN: 0.70 )
NUAN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 2.16
Current: 0.7

0.04
2.16
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.40
NUAN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
72% of the 1324 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. NUAN: 0.40 )
NUAN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 1.9
Current: 0.4

0.2
1.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 8.30
NUAN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1007 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.32 vs. NUAN: 8.30 )
NUAN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -10.2   Max: 46.4
Current: 8.3

-10.2
46.4

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
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Traded in other countries:SC2.Germany
Nuance Communications, Inc., was incorporated in 1992 as Visioneer, Inc. under the laws of the state of Delaware. In 1999, it changed its name to ScanSoft, Inc. In October 2005, The Company changed its name to Nuance Communications, Inc. The Company is a provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. The Company's solutions are used every day by millions of people and thousands of businesses for tasks and services such as requesting information from a phone-based self-service solution, dictating medical records, searching the mobile Web by voice, entering a destination into a navigation system, or working with PDF documents. The Company's solutions help make these interactions, tasks and experiences more productive, compelling and efficient. The Company is organized in four segments namely Healthcare, Mobile and Consumer, Enterprise, and Imaging. Healthcare segment provides solutions and services that support the clinical documentation process from capturing the patient encounter with their physician, to improved clinical documentation, coding, compliance and reimbursement. Mobile and Consumer segment's solutions and services include an integrated suite of voice control and text-to-speech solutions, dictation applications, predictive text technologies, mobile messaging services and emerging services such as dictation, Web search and voicemail-to-text. Enterprise segment delivers a portfolio of customer service business intelligence and authentication solutions that are designed to help companies' support understand and communicate with their customers. Its imaging solutions offer optical character recognition technology to deliver accurate document scanning and storage. The Company markets and sells its products directly through its sales force and through its e-commerce website and also through a network of resellers, including system integrators, independent software vendors, value-added resellers, hardware vendors, telecommunications carriers and distributors. The individual markets in which it competes are competitive and are subject to rapid technology changes. The Company's medical transcription services might be subject to legal claims for failure to comply with laws governing the confidentiality of medical records.

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