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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 : 6/10

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Cash to Debt 2.75
NYSE:PANW's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
58% of the 1925 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.46 vs. NYSE:PANW: 2.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NYSE:PANW' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.42  Med: N/A Max: No Debt
Current: 2.75
Equity to Asset 0.29
NYSE:PANW's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
86% of the 1823 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. NYSE:PANW: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NYSE:PANW' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.78  Med: 0.31 Max: 0.56
Current: 0.29
-0.78
0.56
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.38
M-Score: -3.47
WACC vs ROIC
12.19%
-252.42%
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 (%) -14.14
NYSE:PANW's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 1874 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.72 vs. NYSE:PANW: -14.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NYSE:PANW' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -42.35  Med: -13.79 Max: 1.53
Current: -14.14
-42.35
1.53
Net-margin (%) -16.83
NYSE:PANW's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 1874 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.09 vs. NYSE:PANW: -16.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NYSE:PANW' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -43.32  Med: -16.39 Max: 0.29
Current: -16.83
-43.32
0.29
ROE (%) -36.17
NYSE:PANW's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.66 vs. NYSE:PANW: -36.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NYSE:PANW' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -61.13  Med: -34.5 Max: 0.94
Current: -36.17
-61.13
0.94
ROA (%) -9.81
NYSE:PANW's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 1929 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. NYSE:PANW: -9.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NYSE:PANW' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -55.44  Med: -9.58 Max: 0.3
Current: -9.81
-55.44
0.3
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -195.80
NYSE:PANW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 1892 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 21.43 vs. NYSE:PANW: -195.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NYSE:PANW' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1126.95  Med: -201.78 Max: 16.85
Current: -195.8
-1126.95
16.85
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 40.00
NYSE:PANW's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1456 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. NYSE:PANW: 40.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:PANW' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -2.8 Max: 40
Current: 40
0
40
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 132.40
NYSE:PANW's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. NYSE:PANW: 132.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:PANW' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 67.2 Max: 132.4
Current: 132.4
0
132.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 81.90
NYSE:PANW's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1092 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. NYSE:PANW: 81.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:PANW' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 25.65 Max: 81.9
Current: 81.9
0
81.9
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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

PANW Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Mario Gabelli 3,165 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 13,600 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 67,640 sh (+394.81%)
Pioneer Investments 53,994 sh (+149.48%)
Jim Simons 1,357,000 sh (+115.36%)
John Burbank 40,120 sh (+10.34%)
Jim Chanos 248 sh (unchged)
Spiros Segalas 686,044 sh (unchged)
Jim Chanos Sold Out
David Swensen Sold Out
Frank Sands 3,016,786 sh (-3.65%)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,400 sh (-69.09%)
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Q1 2016

PANW Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Louis Moore Bacon 10,000 sh (New)
George Soros 1,400 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 29,000 sh (+752.94%)
Steven Cohen 41,900 sh (+208.09%)
Mario Gabelli 6,690 sh (+111.37%)
Frank Sands 4,293,001 sh (+42.30%)
RS Investment Management 77,302 sh (+14.28%)
Spiros Segalas 1,006,234 sh (+46.67%)
John Burbank Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 40,498 sh (-25.00%)
Jim Simons 931,300 sh (-31.37%)
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Q2 2016

PANW Guru Trades in Q2 2016

John Burbank 311,426 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 40,000 sh (+300.00%)
Pioneer Investments 62,541 sh (+54.43%)
Jim Simons 1,133,100 sh (+21.67%)
Frank Sands 4,654,106 sh (+8.41%)
Spiros Segalas 1,444,400 sh (+43.55%)
George Soros Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 6,624 sh (-0.99%)
Steven Cohen 25,300 sh (-39.62%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,200 sh (-85.52%)
RS Investment Management 1,262 sh (-98.37%)
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Q3 2016

PANW Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Ken Fisher 4,331 sh (New)
George Soros 70,500 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 75,000 sh (+87.50%)
Jim Simons 1,482,100 sh (+30.80%)
Pioneer Investments 65,833 sh (+5.26%)
Spiros Segalas 1,587,747 sh (+9.92%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Frank Sands 4,305,290 sh (-7.49%)
Mario Gabelli 3,224 sh (-51.33%)
John Burbank 846 sh (-99.73%)
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Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
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Palo Alto Networks Inc offers an enterprise network security platform that allows enterprises, service providers, and government entities to secure their networks and safely enable applications running on their networks.

Palo Alto Networks Inc was incorporated in March 2005 under the laws of the State of Delaware. The Company offers an enterprise network security platform that allows enterprises, service providers, and government entities to secure their networks and safely enable applications running on their networks. The enterprise security platform consists of three elements; Next-Generation Firewall, Advanced Endpoint Protection, and Threat Intelligence Cloud. The Next-Generation Firewall delivers application, user, and content visibility and control as well as protection against network-based cyber threats integrated within the firewall through proprietary hardware and software architecture. The Advanced Endpoint Protection prevents cyber-attacks that to exploit software vulnerabilities on a broad variety of fixed and virtual endpoints. The Threat Intelligence Cloud provides central intelligence capabilities as well as automated delivery of preventative measures against cyber-attacks. The cloud-based element of its platform is delivered in the form of a service that can be used either in the public cloud or in a private cloud using a dedicated appliance. The Company serves the enterprise network and endpoint security markets, including Firewall, Unified Threat Management (UTM), Web Gateway, Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDS/IPS), Specialized Threat Analysis and Protection (STAP), Virtual Private Network (VPN), and Enterprise Endpoint Security technologies. The Company's products and services include; Appliances, Panorama, Virtual System Upgrades, Support and Maintenance, Professional Services and Subscription Services including; Threat Prevention Subscription, URL Filtering Subscription, GlobalProtect Subscription, WildFire Subscription, and Endpoint Software Subscription. The Company sells its products and services to end-customers through its channel partners and infrequently directly to end-customers. The Company has sales and marketing in the Americas, in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), and in Asia Pacific and Japan (APAC). The Company faces competition from Cisco Systems, Inc., Juniper Networks, Inc., Intel Corporation, International Business Machines, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., Hewlett-Packard Company, and Fortinet, Inc. The Company is subject to regulation by various federal, state, local, and foreign governmental agencies.

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Ratios

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Forward P/E 46.30
PANW's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
83% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 20.75 vs. PANW: 46.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 51.76
PANW's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
77% of the 734 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.79 vs. PANW: 51.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
PANW' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 50.69  Med: 69.05 Max: 137.99
Current: 51.76
50.69
137.99
P/B 13.54
PANW's P/B is ranked lower than
92% of the 1859 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. PANW: 13.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PANW' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.25  Med: 17.44 Max: 34.22
Current: 13.54
10.25
34.22
P/S 7.50
PANW's P/S is ranked lower than
83% of the 1866 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. PANW: 7.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PANW' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.02  Med: 9.32 Max: 17.77
Current: 7.5
4.02
17.77
PFCF 17.36
PANW's PFCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 25.00 vs. PANW: 17.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
PANW' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.38  Med: 35.29 Max: 138.67
Current: 17.36
15.38
138.67
POCF 15.52
PANW's POCF is ranked higher than
54% of the 886 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 16.86 vs. PANW: 15.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PANW' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.63  Med: 28.36 Max: 82.29
Current: 15.52
12.63
82.29
Current Ratio 1.33
PANW's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 1848 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. PANW: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PANW' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.96  Med: 2.03 Max: 3.13
Current: 1.33
0.96
3.13
Quick Ratio 1.33
PANW's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 1848 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. PANW: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PANW' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.96  Med: 2.03 Max: 3.13
Current: 1.33
0.96
3.13
Days Sales Outstanding 85.49
PANW's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
65% of the 1495 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 67.08 vs. PANW: 85.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PANW' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 65.3  Med: 83.53 Max: 106.55
Current: 85.49
65.3
106.55
Days Payable 27.18
PANW's Days Payable is ranked lower than
67% of the 1331 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 43.28 vs. PANW: 27.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
PANW' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.16  Med: 47.67 Max: 63.06
Current: 27.18
19.16
63.06

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -8.10
PANW's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 1152 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: -2.50 vs. PANW: -8.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
PANW' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -77.6  Med: -7.9 Max: 0
Current: -8.1
-77.6
0

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 18.19
PANW's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
88% of the 1552 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.11 vs. PANW: 18.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
PANW' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.55  Med: 22.93 Max: 73.16
Current: 18.19
10.55
73.16
Price/Median PS Value 0.82
PANW's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 1534 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. PANW: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PANW' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.96 Max: 1.74
Current: 0.82
0.46
1.74
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -1.58
PANW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 1940 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. PANW: -1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PANW' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.64  Med: 0.3 Max: 0.4
Current: -1.58
-1.64
0.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,479
EPS (TTM) $ -2.82
Beta1.35
Short Percentage of Float7.19%
52-Week Range $111.09 - 194.63
Shares Outstanding (Mil)91.69

Analyst Estimate

Jul17 Jul18 Jul19
Revenue (Mil $) 1,804 2,301 2,811
EPS ($) 2.96 3.82 4.50
EPS w/o NRI ($) 2.96 3.82 4.50
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
27.12%
Dividends Per Share ($)
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