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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
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.37
NAS:NUAN's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
85% of the 1722 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9.76 vs. NAS:NUAN: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NAS:NUAN' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.61 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.37
Equity-to-Asset 0.31
NAS:NUAN's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
82% of the 1625 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. NAS:NUAN: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NAS:NUAN' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.53 Max: 0.85
Current: 0.31
0.25
0.85
Interest Coverage 0.93
NAS:NUAN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
97% of the 1649 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 152.54 vs. NAS:NUAN: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:NUAN' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 1.04 Max: 1.48
Current: 0.93
0.35
1.48
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 0.94
Beneish M-Score: -2.98
WACC vs ROIC
0.35%
3.46%
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 6.72
NAS:NUAN's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
58% of the 1662 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.45 vs. NAS:NUAN: 6.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NAS:NUAN' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.11  Med: 3.87 Max: 7.64
Current: 6.72
-1.11
7.64
Net Margin % -1.25
NAS:NUAN's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
65% of the 1663 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. NAS:NUAN: -1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NAS:NUAN' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.82  Med: -2.19 Max: 12.54
Current: -1.25
-7.82
12.54
ROE % -1.25
NAS:NUAN's ROE % is ranked lower than
67% of the 1603 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.49 vs. NAS:NUAN: -1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NAS:NUAN' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.76  Med: -1.53 Max: 7.84
Current: -1.25
-5.76
7.84
ROA % -0.43
NAS:NUAN's ROA % is ranked lower than
62% of the 1727 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. NAS:NUAN: -0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NAS:NUAN' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.55  Med: -0.72 Max: 4.19
Current: -0.43
-2.55
4.19
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 71.99
NAS:NUAN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
70% of the 1681 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 21.53 vs. NAS:NUAN: 71.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NAS:NUAN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.56  Med: 83.42 Max: 154.96
Current: 71.99
-12.56
154.96
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 4.10
NAS:NUAN's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
53% of the 1436 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. NAS:NUAN: 4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NAS:NUAN' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 5.9 Max: 24.9
Current: 4.1
0
24.9
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 16.30
NAS:NUAN's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
66% of the 1197 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. NAS:NUAN: 16.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NAS:NUAN' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 4.75 Max: 50.5
Current: 16.3
0
50.5
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -52.40
NAS:NUAN's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
94% of the 1081 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. NAS:NUAN: -52.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NAS:NUAN' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -4.4 Max: 74.2
Current: -52.4
0
74.2
GuruFocus has detected 1 Warning Sign with Nuance Communications Inc $NAS:NUAN.
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» NAS:NUAN's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-05-07 Est.)


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Cash & Debt
Operating Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

NUAN Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Ray Dalio 508,442 sh (+4785.58%)
Paul Tudor Jones 78,425 sh (+402.72%)
Ken Fisher 761,711 sh (+82.57%)
Jim Simons 3,182,655 sh (+2.08%)
PRIMECAP Management 13,964,656 sh (+0.15%)
First Eagle Investment 700 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 1,265,979 sh (-5.04%)
Carl Icahn 30,068,833 sh (-50.53%)
Joel Greenblatt 137,103 sh (-62.68%)
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Q2 2016

NUAN Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Ken Fisher 837,386 sh (+9.93%)
First Eagle Investment 700 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 12,936,324 sh (-7.36%)
Paul Tudor Jones 60,044 sh (-23.44%)
Carl Icahn 21,653,884 sh (-27.99%)
Jim Simons 804,655 sh (-74.72%)
Joel Greenblatt 22,187 sh (-83.82%)
Ray Dalio 28,000 sh (-94.49%)
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Q3 2016

NUAN Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Joel Greenblatt 53,518 sh (+141.21%)
Jim Simons 1,527,255 sh (+89.80%)
Paul Tudor Jones 88,418 sh (+47.26%)
Ken Fisher 881,786 sh (+5.30%)
First Eagle Investment 700 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 11,921,699 sh (-7.84%)
Carl Icahn 19,677,088 sh (-9.13%)
Ray Dalio 12,648 sh (-54.83%)
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Q4 2016

NUAN Guru Trades in Q4 2016

George Soros 7,600 sh (New)
David Dreman 27,834 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 81,132 sh (+51.60%)
Jim Simons 2,015,055 sh (+31.94%)
Paul Tudor Jones 103,324 sh (+16.86%)
First Eagle Investment 700 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 11,830,349 sh (-0.77%)
Ken Fisher 849,564 sh (-3.65%)
Carl Icahn 18,378,097 sh (-6.60%)
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Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application    NAICS: 511210    SIC: 7372
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Traded in other countries:SC2.Germany,
Nuance Communications Inc is a provider of voice recognition solutions and natural language understanding technologies. The Company offers its solutions to banks and hospitals to airlines, carriers, and car manufacturers.

Nuance Communications delivers speech-based technologies to the enterprise, mobile, health-care, and personal desktop industries. Its technology is applied to a variety of systems including automated call centers, mobile phones, global positioning systems, personal desktops, and health-care documentation. The company's products are found on a global scale and in more than 50 languages. Additionally, 7% of the firm's revenue is derived from PDF and document imaging services.

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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward PE Ratio 10.62
NUAN's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 22.27 vs. NUAN: 10.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 17.06
NUAN's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
66% of the 757 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 24.01 vs. NUAN: 17.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
NUAN' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.28  Med: 40.88 Max: 773.85
Current: 17.06
13.28
773.85
PB Ratio 2.56
NUAN's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 2019 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. NUAN: 2.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
NUAN' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.16  Med: 2.37 Max: 4.82
Current: 2.56
1.16
4.82
PS Ratio 2.51
NUAN's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 2019 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. NUAN: 2.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
NUAN' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.71  Med: 3.8 Max: 6.82
Current: 2.51
1.71
6.82
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 9.68
NUAN's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
88% of the 841 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 25.65 vs. NUAN: 9.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
NUAN' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.75  Med: 18.63 Max: 286.38
Current: 9.68
7.75
286.38
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 8.88
NUAN's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
83% of the 1054 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 18.79 vs. NUAN: 8.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
NUAN' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7  Med: 15.16 Max: 138.76
Current: 8.88
7
138.76
EV-to-EBIT 50.61
NUAN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
85% of the 1621 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 16.27 vs. NUAN: 50.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NUAN' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2332.1  Med: 89.8 Max: 3633.2
Current: 50.61
-2332.1
3633.2
EV-to-EBITDA 18.49
NUAN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
66% of the 1758 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 12.93 vs. NUAN: 18.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
NUAN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.8  Med: 29.4 Max: 123.6
Current: 18.49
14.8
123.6
Current Ratio 0.93
NUAN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
85% of the 1546 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. NUAN: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NUAN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.61 Max: 3.27
Current: 0.93
0.64
3.27
Quick Ratio 0.93
NUAN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 1546 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. NUAN: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NUAN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.58 Max: 3.11
Current: 0.93
0.6
3.11
Days Inventory 1.80
NUAN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
85% of the 948 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 16.45 vs. NUAN: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NUAN' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.8  Med: 6.05 Max: 13.65
Current: 1.8
1.8
13.65
Days Sales Outstanding 71.98
NUAN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
54% of the 1319 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 68.13 vs. NUAN: 71.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NUAN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 70.53  Med: 78.95 Max: 127.15
Current: 71.98
70.53
127.15
Days Payable 30.88
NUAN's Days Payable is ranked lower than
62% of the 1176 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 41.35 vs. NUAN: 30.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
NUAN' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.93  Med: 51.87 Max: 102.63
Current: 30.88
24.93
102.63

Buy Back

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industry
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history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 3.00
NUAN's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 1136 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. NUAN: 3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
NUAN' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -46.2  Med: -17.4 Max: 3
Current: 3
-46.2
3

Valuation & Return

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history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.81
NUAN's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 1056 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. NUAN: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
NUAN' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 1.55 Max: 22.67
Current: 0.81
0.06
22.67
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.66
NUAN's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 1789 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. NUAN: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
NUAN' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.82 Max: 1.57
Current: 0.66
0.05
1.57
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 2.00
NUAN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
55% of the 2417 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. NUAN: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
NUAN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 1.1 Max: 2.4
Current: 2
0.1
2.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 9.87
NUAN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
52% of the 771 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10.49 vs. NUAN: 9.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
NUAN' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.2  Med: 8.9 Max: 59.9
Current: 9.87
-6.2
59.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,950
EPS (TTM) $ -0.08
Beta0.79
Short Percentage of Float1.82%
52-Week Range $13.44 - 19.27
Shares Outstanding (Mil)291.56

Analyst Estimate

Sep17 Sep18 Sep19
Revenue (Mil $) 2,035 2,121 2,221
EPS ($) 1.58 1.69 1.79
EPS without NRI ($) 1.58 1.69 1.79
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
12.00%
Dividends per Share ($)
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Carl Icahn Trims Stake in Nuance Communications Apr 04 2016 
Weekly CEO Sells Highlight Mar 28 2016 
Icahn Removes 2 Directors, Cuts Stake in Nuance Communications Mar 18 2016 
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PRIMECAP Reduces Its Stake in Nuance Communications Aug 07 2015 
Is Nuance Communications Still A Good Buy? Jun 11 2015 
Weekly CEO Sells Highlight: PMC-Sierra Inc, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Nuance Communications Inc, Mar 02 2015 
Why Investing in Audience for the Long Run Is a Good Idea Feb 26 2015 
Weekly CEO Sells Highlight: Six Flags Entertainment Corp, Tableau Software Inc, Cigna Corp, and Nuan Feb 21 2015 
Weekly 3-Year Low Highlights: MAT, NUAN, CLH, OCN Jan 11 2015 

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