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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 : 9/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
PANW's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
79% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 10.14 vs. PANW: No Debt )
PANW' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: No Debt   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.41
PANW's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
54% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. PANW: 0.41 )
PANW' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.78   Max: 0.56
Current: 0.41

-0.78
0.56
Interest Coverage No Debt
PANW's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
82% of the 397 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 123.29 vs. PANW: No Debt )
PANW' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 7.68
M-Score: -3.39
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 : 3/10

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Operating margin (%) -4.70
PANW's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.31 vs. PANW: -4.70 )
PANW' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -42.35   Max: 1.53
Current: -4.7

-42.35
1.53
Net-margin (%) -7.38
PANW's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. PANW: -7.38 )
PANW' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -43.32   Max: 0.29
Current: -7.38

-43.32
0.29
ROE (%) -10.74
PANW's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.69 vs. PANW: -10.74 )
PANW' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -10.74   Max: 0.32
Current: -10.74

-10.74
0.32
ROA (%) -4.99
PANW's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 627 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. PANW: -4.99 )
PANW' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -55.44   Max: 0.18
Current: -4.99

-55.44
0.18
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -58.03
PANW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 11.39 vs. PANW: -58.03 )
PANW' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1126.95   Max: 18.55
Current: -58.03

-1126.95
18.55
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

PANW Guru Trades in Q1 2013

David Swensen 76,020 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 35,848 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 7,771 sh (New)
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Q2 2013

PANW Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Lee Ainslie 2,564,265 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 34,144 sh (+339.38%)
David Swensen 133,269 sh (+75.31%)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
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Q3 2013

PANW Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 621,630 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 23,492 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 3,222,459 sh (+25.67%)
Steven Cohen 115,000 sh (unchged)
David Swensen 92,132 sh (-30.87%)
Steven Cohen 5,876 sh (-82.79%)
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Q4 2013

PANW Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 6,100 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 4,460,665 sh (+38.42%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 679,572 sh (+9.32%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
David Swensen 71,096 sh (-22.83%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with PANW

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Lee Ainslie 2013-12-31 Add 38.42%0.92%$40.99 - $57.8 $ 69.9648%4460665
Lee Ainslie 2013-09-30 Add 25.67%0.41%$41.15 - $50.04 $ 69.9648%3222459
Lee Ainslie 2013-06-30 New Buy1.5%$39.56 - $56.43 $ 69.9640%2564265
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Ratios

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P/B 18.20
PANW's P/B is ranked lower than
82% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. PANW: 18.20 )
PANW' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 10.25   Max: 20.93
Current: 18.2

10.25
20.93
P/S 10.30
PANW's P/S is ranked lower than
89% of the 638 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. PANW: 10.30 )
PANW' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 4.35   Max: 11.37
Current: 10.3

4.35
11.37
PFCF 50.30
PANW's PFCF is ranked lower than
62% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 21.59 vs. PANW: 50.30 )
PANW' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 16.35   Max: 55.48
Current: 50.3

16.35
55.48
EV-to-EBIT 3.80
PANW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
95% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 19.94 vs. PANW: 3.80 )
PANW' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 279.8   Max: 400
Current: 3.8

279.8
400

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 155.50
PANW's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
94% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 11.10 vs. PANW: 155.50 )
PANW' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 26.95   Max: 132.11
Current: 155.5

26.95
132.11
Price/Net Current Asset Value 52.60
PANW's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
90% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. PANW: 52.60 )
PANW' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 19.7   Max: 44.7
Current: 52.6

19.7
44.7
Price/Tangible Book 18.20
PANW's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
89% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. PANW: 18.20 )
PANW' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 10.54   Max: 16.91
Current: 18.2

10.54
16.91
Price/Median PS Value 1.50
PANW's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
59% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. PANW: 1.50 )
PANW' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 1.25
Current: 1.5

0.67
1.25

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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Traded in other countries:5AP.Germany
Palo Alto Networks Inc was incorporated in March 2005 under the laws of the State of Delaware and commenced operations in April 2005. The Company offers a next-generation network security platform that allows enterprises, service providers, and government entities to secure their networks and safely enable the increasingly complex and rapidly growing number of applications running on their networks. The core of its platform is the Next-Generation Firewall that delivers natively integrated application, user, and content visibility and control through its proprietary operating system, hardware, and software architecture. The Company's platform is delivered in an appliance form factor and includes a suite of subscription services as well as support and maintenance. Its subscription services could be easily activated on any of its appliances without requiring additional hardware or processing resources, thereby providing a seamless implementation path for its end-customers. All of its appliances incorporate the Company's PAN-OS operating system and are based on the proprietary identification technologies, App-ID, User-ID, and Content-ID, which allow security policies to be defined within the context of applications, users, and content. As a result, the Company's end-customers achieve safe application enablement and advanced levels of security, while maintaining high network performance. The Company serves the enterprise network security market, which consists of Firewall/VPN, Unified Threat Management, Web Gateway, Intrusion Detection and Prevention, and Virtual Private Network technologies. The Company mainly sells its products and services to end-customers through distributors, resellers, and strategic partners, and infrequently directly to end-customers, who are supported by its sales and marketing organization, in the Americas, in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and in Asia Pacific and Japan.

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