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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 0.28
NUAN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
55% of the 2084 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.03 vs. NUAN: 0.28 )
NUAN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.21   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.28

Equity to Asset 0.44
NUAN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
53% of the 2011 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. NUAN: 0.44 )
NUAN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 0.83
Current: 0.44

0.27
0.83
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.15
M-Score: -2.72
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -1.11
NUAN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 2065 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.44 vs. NUAN: -1.11 )
NUAN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -297.44   Max: 7.64
Current: -1.11

-297.44
7.64
Net-margin (%) -7.82
NUAN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 2065 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. NUAN: -7.82 )
NUAN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -294.87   Max: 12.54
Current: -7.82

-294.87
12.54
ROE (%) -5.77
NUAN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 2008 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.06 vs. NUAN: -5.77 )
NUAN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -106.12   Max: 7.93
Current: -5.77

-106.12
7.93
ROA (%) -2.52
NUAN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 2091 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. NUAN: -2.52 )
NUAN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -76.36   Max: 4.43
Current: -2.52

-76.36
4.43
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -13.69
NUAN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 2073 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 29.03 vs. NUAN: -13.69 )
NUAN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1354.06   Max: 211.03
Current: -13.69

-1354.06
211.03
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 13.30
NUAN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1674 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. NUAN: 13.30 )
NUAN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -33.7   Max: 25.4
Current: 13.3

-33.7
25.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -5.60
NUAN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1370 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. NUAN: -5.60 )
NUAN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -80.3   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 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%)
Louis Moore Bacon 700,000 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 700 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon 200,000 sh (-22.42%)
Steven Cohen 185,298 sh (-38.96%)
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Q1 2014

NUAN Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 2,517,180 sh (New)
George Soros 266,666 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 46,567 sh (+31.9%)
PRIMECAP Management 15,469,461 sh (+6.34%)
Carl Icahn 60,784,623 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 500,000 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 700 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
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Q2 2014

NUAN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 3,015,470 sh (+19.8%)
Carl Icahn 60,784,623 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 600,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 907,100 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 700 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 15,362,844 sh (-0.69%)
Murray Stahl 40,367 sh (-13.31%)
George Soros 105,717 sh (-60.36%)
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Q3 2014

NUAN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ray Dalio 12,565 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,195,055 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,323 sh (New)
George Soros 566,666 sh (+436.02%)
Murray Stahl 53,727 sh (+33.1%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 3,293,310 sh (+9.21%)
Louis Moore Bacon 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
Carl Icahn 60,784,623 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 700 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 15,288,493 sh (-0.48%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NUAN

(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
George Soros 2014-09-30 Add 436.02%0.05%$15.125 - $18.9 $ 14.38-16%566666
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 New Buy$15.125 - $18.9 $ 14.38-16%12565
George Soros 2014-06-30 Reduce -60.36%0.03%$15.03 - $19.52 $ 14.38-14%105717
George Soros 2014-03-31 New Buy0.05%$14.77 - $17.17 $ 14.38-7%266666
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$14.77 - $17.17 $ 14.38-7%0
Carl Icahn 2013-12-31 Add 15.92%0.41%$13.1 - $18.78 $ 14.38-9%60784623
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 65.26%$13.1 - $18.78 $ 14.38-9%53938
Carl Icahn 2013-09-30 Add 66.22%1.59%$18.31 - $19.97 $ 14.38-25%52437750
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$18.31 - $19.97 $ 14.38-25%32638
Carl Icahn 2013-06-30 Add 727.59%2.37%$18.12 - $23.3 $ 14.38-27%31547631
PRIMECAP Management 2013-06-30 Add 47.76%0.13%$18.12 - $23.3 $ 14.38-27%14655300
Carl Icahn 2013-03-31 New Buy0.45%$18.25 - $24.61 $ 14.38-32%3812000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.05%$18.25 - $24.61 $ 14.38-32%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.05%$20.1 - $24.99 $ 14.38-35%35923
Meridian Funds 2012-09-30 Sold Out 1.2%$19.81 - $25.74 $ 14.38-37%0
David Tepper 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.21%$19.81 - $25.74 $ 14.38-37%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.03%$19.81 - $25.74 $ 14.38-37%0
Meridian Funds 2012-06-30 Add 64.77%0.47%$19.85 - $26.4 $ 14.38-37%1528930
David Tepper 2012-06-30 Reduce -69.23%0.41%$19.85 - $26.4 $ 14.38-37%289780
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 New Buy0.03%$19.85 - $26.4 $ 14.38-37%17882
David Tepper 2012-03-31 New Buy0.59%$24.94 - $30.45 $ 14.38-44%941869
Meridian Funds 2011-12-31 Reduce -40.8%0.48%$19.43 - $26.75 $ 14.38-41%927935
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$19.43 - $26.75 $ 14.38-41%0
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 New Buy0.03%$15.5899 - $22.37 $ 14.38-25%105500
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 1.78
NUAN's P/B is ranked higher than
81% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. NUAN: 1.78 )
NUAN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 4.81
Current: 1.78

1.08
4.81
P/S 2.37
NUAN's P/S is ranked higher than
70% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. NUAN: 2.37 )
NUAN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.74   Max: 6.97
Current: 2.37

1.74
6.97
PFCF 15.46
NUAN's PFCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 84.60 vs. NUAN: 15.46 )
NUAN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.75   Max: 336.5
Current: 15.46

10.75
336.5
Current Ratio 1.81
NUAN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 2048 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. NUAN: 1.81 )
NUAN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 3.94
Current: 1.81

0.67
3.94
Quick Ratio 1.79
NUAN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 2048 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. NUAN: 1.79 )
NUAN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 3.7
Current: 1.79

0.63
3.7

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.80
NUAN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
94% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.51 vs. NUAN: 0.80 )
NUAN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 7.41
Current: 0.8

0.15
7.41
Price/Median PS Value 0.60
NUAN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. NUAN: 0.60 )
NUAN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 2.18
Current: 0.6

0.07
2.18
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -0.30
NUAN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
57% of the 2058 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. NUAN: -0.30 )
NUAN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 868
Current: -0.3

0.2
868
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.89
NUAN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1075 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 12.75 vs. NUAN: 6.89 )
NUAN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -6.2   Max: 59.9
Current: 6.89

-6.2
59.9

Analyst Estimate

Sep15 Sep16 Sep17
Revenue(Mil) 2,074 2,157 2,253
EPS($) 1.15 1.22 1.31
EPS without NRI($) 1.15 1.22 1.31

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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