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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.27
NUAN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
58% of the 2671 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 11.22 vs. NUAN: 0.27 )
NUAN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.2   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.27

Equity to Asset 0.44
NUAN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
52% of the 2415 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
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.13
M-Score: -2.80
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 (%) -1.04
NUAN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 2636 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.74 vs. NUAN: -1.04 )
NUAN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -109.46   Max: 7.64
Current: -1.04

-109.46
7.64
Net-margin (%) -7.54
NUAN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 2636 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. NUAN: -7.54 )
NUAN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -111.03   Max: 12.54
Current: -7.54

-111.03
12.54
ROE (%) -5.62
NUAN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 2566 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.63 vs. NUAN: -5.62 )
NUAN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -106.12   Max: 7.93
Current: -5.62

-106.12
7.93
ROA (%) -2.45
NUAN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 2682 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.51 vs. NUAN: -2.45 )
NUAN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -76.36   Max: 4.43
Current: -2.45

-76.36
4.43
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -12.20
NUAN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 2652 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 30.46 vs. NUAN: -12.20 )
NUAN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1354.06   Max: 211.03
Current: -12.2

-1354.06
211.03
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 13.30
NUAN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 2069 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 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
61% of the 1697 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 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

Q2 2014

NUAN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 3,015,470 sh (+19.80%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 700 sh (unchged)
Carl Icahn 60,784,623 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 907,100 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 600,000 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 (+33.10%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 3,293,310 sh (+9.21%)
Carl Icahn 60,784,623 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 700 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 15,288,493 sh (-0.48%)
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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%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 700 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 150,000 sh (unchged)
Carl Icahn 60,784,623 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

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 121,950 sh (-4.64%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward P/E 11.63
NUAN's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 2996 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NUAN: 11.63 )
N/A
P/B 1.80
NUAN's P/B is ranked higher than
79% of the 2996 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.62 vs. NUAN: 1.80 )
NUAN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 4.81
Current: 1.8

1.08
4.81
P/S 2.30
NUAN's P/S is ranked higher than
60% of the 2996 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.71 vs. NUAN: 2.30 )
NUAN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.74   Max: 6.97
Current: 2.3

1.74
6.97
PFCF 14.40
NUAN's PFCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 2996 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 398.00 vs. NUAN: 14.40 )
NUAN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.38   Max: 336.5
Current: 14.4

10.38
336.5
POCF 11.75
NUAN's POCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 2996 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 34.20 vs. NUAN: 11.75 )
NUAN' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.61   Max: 168.25
Current: 11.75

7.61
168.25
EV-to-EBIT -301.64
NUAN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
52% of the 2996 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 48.82 vs. NUAN: -301.64 )
NUAN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -1351.2   Max: 476
Current: -301.64

-1351.2
476
Current Ratio 1.92
NUAN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 2465 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. NUAN: 1.92 )
NUAN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 4.5
Current: 1.92

0.64
4.5
Quick Ratio 1.92
NUAN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 2465 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. NUAN: 1.92 )
NUAN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 4.18
Current: 1.92

0.6
4.18
Days Inventory 1.95
NUAN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
96% of the 2996 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 617.00 vs. NUAN: 1.95 )
NUAN' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 1.95   Max: 138.11
Current: 1.95

1.95
138.11
Days Sales Outstanding 78.82
NUAN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 2996 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 87.53 vs. NUAN: 78.82 )
NUAN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 58.77   Max: 127.15
Current: 78.82

58.77
127.15

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.80
NUAN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
94% of the 2996 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NUAN: 0.80 )
NUAN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 11.5
Current: 0.8

0.06
11.5
Price/Median PS Value 0.60
NUAN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 2996 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. NUAN: 0.60 )
NUAN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 2.19
Current: 0.6

0.04
2.19
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -0.30
NUAN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
52% of the 2610 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. NUAN: -0.30 )
NUAN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -0.3   Max: 1.9
Current: -0.3

-0.3
1.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.18
NUAN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1212 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 11.89 vs. NUAN: 6.18 )
NUAN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -6.2   Max: 59.8
Current: 6.18

-6.2
59.8

Analyst Estimate

Sep15 Sep16 Sep17
Revenue(Mil) 1,967 2,075 2,188
EPS($) 0.92 1.19 1.31
EPS without NRI($) 0.92 1.19 1.31

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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