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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 : 3/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.21
NUAN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
91% of the 1778 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 20.37 vs. NUAN: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NUAN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.78 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.21
Equity to Asset 0.42
NUAN's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
77% of the 1576 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. NUAN: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NUAN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.60 Max: 0.85
Current: 0.42
0.25
0.85
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.23
M-Score: -2.95
WACC vs ROIC
5.74%
3.06%
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 1.88
NUAN's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 1743 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.11 vs. NUAN: 1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NUAN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -109.46  Med: 2.15 Max: 7.64
Current: 1.88
-109.46
7.64
Net-margin (%) -5.47
NUAN's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 1743 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.23 vs. NUAN: -5.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NUAN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -111.03  Med: -4.81 Max: 12.54
Current: -5.47
-111.03
12.54
ROE (%) -4.23
NUAN's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 1705 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.32 vs. NUAN: -4.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NUAN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -106.12  Med: -3.40 Max: 7.93
Current: -4.23
-106.12
7.93
ROA (%) -1.82
NUAN's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 1786 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. NUAN: -1.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NUAN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -76.36  Med: -1.99 Max: 4.43
Current: -1.82
-76.36
4.43
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.48
NUAN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1757 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 24.49 vs. NUAN: 10.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NUAN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1345.34  Med: 28.31 Max: 222.31
Current: 10.48
-1345.34
222.31
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 13.30
NUAN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1314 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. NUAN: 13.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NUAN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -33.7  Med: 12.25 Max: 25.4
Current: 13.3
-33.7
25.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -5.60
NUAN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. NUAN: -5.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NUAN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -80.3  Med: 4.40 Max: 60.7
Current: -5.6
-80.3
60.7
» NUAN's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q4 2014

NUAN Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 76,387 sh (+295.32%)
Jim Simons 2,179,455 sh (+82.37%)
Ray Dalio 13,907 sh (+10.68%)
Murray Stahl 59,117 sh (+10.03%)
PRIMECAP Management 15,585,142 sh (+1.94%)
Carl Icahn 60,784,623 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 150,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 700 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 127,880 sh (-96.12%)
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Q1 2015

NUAN Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Ray Dalio 22,607 sh (+62.56%)
PRIMECAP Management 15,896,992 sh (+2.00%)
Murray Stahl 60,130 sh (+1.71%)
Louis Moore Bacon 550,000 sh (unchged)
Carl Icahn 60,784,623 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 700 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 121,950 sh (-4.64%)
Jim Simons 1,316,355 sh (-39.60%)
Paul Tudor Jones 42,309 sh (-44.61%)
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Q2 2015

NUAN Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Pioneer Investments 1,147,794 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 46,122 sh (+9.01%)
Louis Moore Bacon 400,000 sh (unchged)
Carl Icahn 60,784,623 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 700 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 15,806,438 sh (-0.57%)
Murray Stahl 51,035 sh (-15.13%)
Jim Simons 839,355 sh (-36.24%)
PRIMECAP Management 15,826,092 sh (-0.45%)
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2015

NUAN Guru Trades in 2015

PRIMECAP Management 14,865,440 sh (-5.95%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward P/E 12.38
NUAN's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 553 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 19.23 vs. NUAN: 12.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 2.21
NUAN's P/B is ranked higher than
56% of the 1654 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. NUAN: 2.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
NUAN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.16  Med: 2.27 Max: 4.81
Current: 2.21
1.16
4.81
P/S 2.75
NUAN's P/S is ranked lower than
59% of the 1797 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. NUAN: 2.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
NUAN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.74  Med: 3.97 Max: 6.97
Current: 2.75
1.74
6.97
PFCF 14.59
NUAN's PFCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 838 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.98 vs. NUAN: 14.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
NUAN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.75  Med: 21.71 Max: 336.5
Current: 14.59
10.75
336.5
POCF 12.31
NUAN's POCF is ranked higher than
65% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 17.66 vs. NUAN: 12.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
NUAN' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.61  Med: 17.71 Max: 168.25
Current: 12.31
7.61
168.25
EV-to-EBIT 355.06
NUAN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
97% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 16.64 vs. NUAN: 355.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NUAN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -1351.2  Med: 98.70 Max: 1250.4
Current: 355.06
-1351.2
1250.4
Current Ratio 1.61
NUAN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
64% of the 1621 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. NUAN: 1.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NUAN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.66 Max: 4.5
Current: 1.61
0.64
4.5
Quick Ratio 1.61
NUAN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 1621 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. NUAN: 1.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NUAN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.66 Max: 4.18
Current: 1.61
0.6
4.18
Days Inventory 0.91
NUAN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
92% of the 1027 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 17.83 vs. NUAN: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NUAN' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 1.95  Med: 9.75 Max: 138.11
Current: 0.91
1.95
138.11
Days Sales Outstanding 69.18
NUAN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
50% of the 1505 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 68.76 vs. NUAN: 69.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NUAN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 58.77  Med: 81.27 Max: 127.15
Current: 69.18
58.77
127.15

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Projected FCF 0.94
NUAN's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 820 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. NUAN: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
NUAN' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 1.59 Max: 11.5
Current: 0.94
0.06
11.5
Price/Median PS Value 0.69
NUAN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 1548 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. NUAN: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
NUAN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.79 Max: 2.19
Current: 0.69
0.04
2.19
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 0.32
NUAN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 1771 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. NUAN: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
NUAN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.80 Max: 1.9
Current: 0.32
0.1
1.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 4.00
NUAN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 693 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10.77 vs. NUAN: 4.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
NUAN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -6.2  Med: 9.10 Max: 59.9
Current: 4
-6.2
59.9

Analyst Estimate

Sep15 Sep16 Sep17
Revenue(Mil) 1,961 2,040 2,117
EPS($) 0.70 1.36 1.49
EPS without NRI($) 0.70 1.36 1.49

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
Compare:CRM, SQI, RHT, INTU, ADBE » details
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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