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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 1.71
PANW's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
55% of the 509 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. PANW: 1.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
PANW' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.42   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.71

Equity to Asset 0.26
PANW's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
90% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. PANW: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
PANW' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.78   Max: 0.56
Current: 0.26

-0.78
0.56
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 6.22
M-Score: -3.05
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 : 4/10

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history
Operating margin (%) -15.13
PANW's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. PANW: -15.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
PANW' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -42.35   Max: 1.53
Current: -15.13

-42.35
1.53
Net-margin (%) -18.37
PANW's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. PANW: -18.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
PANW' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -43.32   Max: 0.29
Current: -18.37

-43.32
0.29
ROE (%) -34.27
PANW's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.41 vs. PANW: -34.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PANW' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -61.12   Max: 0.94
Current: -34.27

-61.12
0.94
ROA (%) -10.27
PANW's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 509 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. PANW: -10.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PANW' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -21.94   Max: 0.3
Current: -10.27

-21.94
0.3
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -240.03
PANW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 7.28 vs. PANW: -240.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PANW' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -532.84   Max: 23.13
Current: -240.03

-532.84
23.13
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Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

PANW Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 30,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,997 sh (New)
David Swensen Sold Out
Jim Simons 222,900 sh (-38.37%)
Lee Ainslie 2,060,816 sh (-51.82%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 5,230 sh (-99.07%)
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Q3 2014

PANW Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Caxton Associates 140,400 sh (New)
Jim Chanos 67,280 sh (New)
John Burbank 527,494 sh (New)
Jim Simons 379,900 sh (+70.44%)
Pioneer Investments 39,733 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 5,230 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 30,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,274 sh (-28.73%)
Lee Ainslie 473,825 sh (-77.01%)
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Q4 2014

PANW Guru Trades in Q4 2014

RS Investment Management 35,740 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 39,355 sh (-0.95%)
John Burbank 499,955 sh (-5.22%)
Jim Chanos 44,014 sh (-34.58%)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,300 sh (-46.19%)
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Q1 2015

PANW Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Steven Cohen 181,600 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 76,500 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,400 sh (+4.35%)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 39,133 sh (-0.56%)
John Burbank 397,653 sh (-20.46%)
Jim Chanos 29,354 sh (-33.31%)
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Ratios

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Forward P/E 121.95
PANW's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
95% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 15.08 vs. PANW: 121.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 31.10
PANW's P/B is ranked lower than
99% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. PANW: 31.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PANW' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 10.25   Max: 31.4
Current: 31.1

10.25
31.4
P/S 16.40
PANW's P/S is ranked lower than
112% of the 607 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. PANW: 16.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PANW' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 4.35   Max: 16.7
Current: 16.4

4.35
16.7
PFCF 73.50
PANW's PFCF is ranked lower than
87% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 19.60 vs. PANW: 73.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
PANW' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 16.35   Max: 136.96
Current: 73.5

16.35
136.96
POCF 64.94
PANW's POCF is ranked lower than
83% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 13.82 vs. PANW: 64.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PANW' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 13.45   Max: 81.28
Current: 64.94

13.45
81.28
Current Ratio 1.10
PANW's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
90% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. PANW: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PANW' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 3.13
Current: 1.1

1.1
3.13
Quick Ratio 1.10
PANW's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. PANW: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PANW' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 3.13
Current: 1.1

1.1
3.13
Days Sales Outstanding 66.81
PANW's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
55% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 72.44 vs. PANW: 66.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PANW' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 65.3   Max: 106.55
Current: 66.81

65.3
106.55

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 55.20
PANW's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
100% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. PANW: 55.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
PANW' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 10.54   Max: 73.08
Current: 55.2

10.54
73.08
Price/Median PS Value 1.90
PANW's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
104% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. PANW: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PANW' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 1.57
Current: 1.9

0.55
1.57
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -0.90
PANW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
69% of the 553 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. PANW: -0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
PANW' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -0.9   Max: 0.4
Current: -0.9

-0.9
0.4

Analyst Estimate

Jul15 Jul16 Jul17 Jul18
Revenue(Mil) 900 1,231 1,642 1,702
EPS($) 0.38 1.40 2.49 2.45
EPS without NRI($) 0.38 1.40 2.49 2.45

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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