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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 0.24
NAS:NUAN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
87% of the 1906 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.17 vs. NAS:NUAN: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NAS:NUAN' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.61 Max: 47.11
Current: 0.24
0.21
47.11
Equity to Asset 0.34
NAS:NUAN's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
81% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. NAS:NUAN: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NAS:NUAN' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.5 Max: 0.83
Current: 0.34
0.27
0.83
Interest Coverage 1.04
NAS:NUAN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
97% of the 1452 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 195.28 vs. NAS:NUAN: 1.04 )
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: 1.04
0.35
1.48
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.13
M-Score: -2.96
WACC vs ROIC
-0.27%
4.67%
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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Operating margin (%) 7.11
NAS:NUAN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1850 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.76 vs. NAS:NUAN: 7.11 )
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: 7.11
-1.11
7.64
Net-margin (%) -0.64
NAS:NUAN's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 1850 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.09 vs. NAS:NUAN: -0.64 )
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: -0.64
-7.82
12.54
ROE (%) -0.62
NAS:NUAN's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 1799 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. NAS:NUAN: -0.62 )
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: -0.62
-5.76
7.84
ROA (%) -0.23
NAS:NUAN's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 1912 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. NAS:NUAN: -0.23 )
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: -0.23
-2.55
4.19
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 72.00
NAS:NUAN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1873 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 21.79 vs. NAS:NUAN: 72.00 )
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: 72
-12.56
154.96
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.10
NAS:NUAN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1428 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. NAS:NUAN: 4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:NUAN' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 5.9 Max: 24.9
Current: 4.1
0
24.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 16.30
NAS:NUAN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1186 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. NAS:NUAN: 16.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:NUAN' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 4.75 Max: 50.5
Current: 16.3
0
50.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -52.40
NAS:NUAN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 1076 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. NAS:NUAN: -52.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:NUAN' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -4.4 Max: 74.2
Current: -52.4
0
74.2
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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

Ken Fisher 849,564 sh (-3.65%)
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Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application    NAICS: 511210    SIC: 7372
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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 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, 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 segment provides solutions and services including 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.

Ratios

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Forward P/E 9.93
NUAN's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 20.45 vs. NUAN: 9.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 15.54
NUAN's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
69% of the 746 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.89 vs. NUAN: 15.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
NUAN' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.28  Med: 41.12 Max: 773.85
Current: 15.54
13.28
773.85
P/B 2.34
NUAN's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 1779 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. NUAN: 2.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
NUAN' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.16  Med: 2.37 Max: 4.82
Current: 2.34
1.16
4.82
P/S 2.37
NUAN's P/S is ranked lower than
51% of the 1765 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. NUAN: 2.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
NUAN' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.71  Med: 3.87 Max: 6.82
Current: 2.37
1.71
6.82
PFCF 9.07
NUAN's PFCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 659 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 25.00 vs. NUAN: 9.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
NUAN' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.75  Med: 18.71 Max: 286.38
Current: 9.07
7.75
286.38
POCF 8.19
NUAN's POCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 830 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 17.48 vs. NUAN: 8.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
NUAN' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7  Med: 15.29 Max: 138.76
Current: 8.19
7
138.76
EV-to-EBIT 48.49
NUAN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
80% of the 1184 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 17.51 vs. NUAN: 48.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NUAN' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2332.1  Med: 90.2 Max: 3633.2
Current: 48.49
-2332.1
3633.2
EV-to-EBITDA 17.82
NUAN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
58% of the 1281 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 13.65 vs. NUAN: 17.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
NUAN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.8  Med: 29.7 Max: 123.6
Current: 17.82
14.8
123.6
Current Ratio 1.50
NUAN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 1854 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. NUAN: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NUAN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.67  Med: 1.63 Max: 2.2
Current: 1.5
0.67
2.2
Quick Ratio 1.49
NUAN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 1854 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. NUAN: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NUAN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 1.61 Max: 2.18
Current: 1.49
0.63
2.18
Days Inventory 1.82
NUAN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
85% of the 1072 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 17.60 vs. NUAN: 1.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NUAN' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.63  Med: 6.05 Max: 13.65
Current: 1.82
3.63
13.65
Days Sales Outstanding 71.17
NUAN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
54% of the 1485 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 67.06 vs. NUAN: 71.17 )
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: 71.17
70.53
127.15
Days Payable 41.61
NUAN's Days Payable is ranked lower than
51% of the 1313 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 42.66 vs. NUAN: 41.61 )
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: 41.61
24.93
102.63

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 3.00
NUAN's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 1122 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: -2.50 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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Price/Projected FCF 0.79
NUAN's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. NUAN: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
NUAN' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 1.56 Max: 22.67
Current: 0.79
0.06
22.67
Price/Median PS Value 0.61
NUAN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 1497 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. NUAN: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
NUAN' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.82 Max: 1.45
Current: 0.61
0.07
1.45
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 2.10
NUAN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1833 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. NUAN: 2.10 )
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: 2.1
0.1
2.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 7.69
NUAN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10.28 vs. NUAN: 7.69 )
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: 8.15 Max: 59.9
Current: 7.69
-6.2
59.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,949
EPS (TTM) $ -0.04
Beta0.73
Short Percentage of Float2.34%
52-Week Range $13.44 - 20.56
Shares Outstanding (Mil)291.25

Analyst Estimate

Sep17 Sep18 Sep19
Revenue (Mil $) 2,038 2,110 2,258
EPS ($) 1.59 1.65 1.84
EPS w/o NRI ($) 1.59 1.65 1.84
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
12.00%
Dividends Per Share ($)
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