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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt No Debt
PDFS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
97% of the 1806 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.17 vs. PDFS: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
PDFS' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.44  Med: 2788.96 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.91
PDFS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
94% of the 1719 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. PDFS: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
PDFS' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.15  Med: 0.87 Max: 0.92
Current: 0.91
-0.15
0.92
Interest Coverage No Debt
PDFS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
95% of the 1173 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 613.26 vs. PDFS: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
PDFS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9999.99  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 13.74
M-Score: -2.36
WACC vs ROIC
11.40%
34.99%
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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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 23.61
PDFS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1762 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.75 vs. PDFS: 23.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
PDFS' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -118.84  Med: 4.26 Max: 30.92
Current: 23.61
-118.84
30.92
Net-margin (%) 15.37
PDFS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1763 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. PDFS: 15.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
PDFS' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -129.3  Med: 1.43 Max: 41.56
Current: 15.37
-129.3
41.56
ROE (%) 9.17
PDFS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1707 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. PDFS: 9.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PDFS' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -88.54  Med: 1.77 Max: 47.13
Current: 9.17
-88.54
47.13
ROA (%) 8.39
PDFS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1810 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.01 vs. PDFS: 8.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PDFS' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -73.93  Med: 1.33 Max: 37.47
Current: 8.39
-73.93
37.47
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 66.28
PDFS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1778 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 22.73 vs. PDFS: 66.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PDFS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -352.82  Med: 20.50 Max: 103.04
Current: 66.28
-352.82
103.04
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.10
PDFS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1367 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. PDFS: 10.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PDFS' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.4  Med: 5.05 Max: 17.7
Current: 10.1
-13.4
17.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 70.40
PDFS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1109 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. PDFS: 70.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PDFS' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -50  Med: 50.80 Max: 108
Current: 70.4
-50
108
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 106.10
PDFS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1027 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. PDFS: 106.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PDFS' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -60.2  Med: 84.55 Max: 773.7
Current: 106.1
-60.2
773.7
» PDFS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

PDFS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 98,200 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 61,400 sh (+626.63%)
Joel Greenblatt 32,392 sh (-18.82%)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,322 sh (-49.05%)
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Q2 2015

PDFS Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Chuck Royce 231,000 sh (+276.22%)
Jim Simons 223,210 sh (+127.30%)
Paul Tudor Jones 37,263 sh (+92.85%)
Joel Greenblatt 27,970 sh (-13.65%)
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Q3 2015

PDFS Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 319,300 sh (+43.05%)
Joel Greenblatt 29,759 sh (+6.40%)
Chuck Royce 220,000 sh (-4.76%)
Paul Tudor Jones 24,954 sh (-33.03%)
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Q4 2015

PDFS Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Chuck Royce 457,700 sh (+108.05%)
Jim Simons 588,300 sh (+84.25%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 21.63
PDFS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1703 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 27.66 vs. PDFS: 21.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
PDFS' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.97  Med: 32.19 Max: 6090
Current: 21.63
10.97
6090
Forward P/E 8.57
PDFS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 954 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 16.34 vs. PDFS: 8.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 21.63
PDFS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1268 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 24.00 vs. PDFS: 21.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
PDFS' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.02  Med: 32.26 Max: 99999999.99
Current: 21.63
11.02
99999999.99
P/B 1.88
PDFS's P/B is ranked higher than
70% of the 2331 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.27 vs. PDFS: 1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PDFS' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 2.79 Max: 5.71
Current: 1.88
0.4
5.71
P/S 3.37
PDFS's P/S is ranked lower than
70% of the 2330 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. PDFS: 3.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PDFS' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 3.71 Max: 7.81
Current: 3.37
0.4
7.81
PFCF 20.00
PDFS's PFCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 1277 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 21.65 vs. PDFS: 20.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
PDFS' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.96  Med: 31.51 Max: 1551
Current: 20
3.96
1551
POCF 15.73
PDFS's POCF is ranked higher than
62% of the 1571 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 15.65 vs. PDFS: 15.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PDFS' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.41  Med: 30.23 Max: 99999999.99
Current: 15.73
3.41
99999999.99
EV-to-EBIT 8.20
PDFS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 1788 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 16.33 vs. PDFS: 8.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PDFS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3065.8  Med: 15.30 Max: 214.6
Current: 8.2
-3065.8
214.6
EV-to-EBITDA 7.32
PDFS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
80% of the 1929 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 12.08 vs. PDFS: 7.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
PDFS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -255.2  Med: 21.30 Max: 871.6
Current: 7.32
-255.2
871.6
Current Ratio 11.97
PDFS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 1733 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. PDFS: 11.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PDFS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.32  Med: 5.43 Max: 14.5
Current: 11.97
1.32
14.5
Quick Ratio 11.97
PDFS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 1733 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. PDFS: 11.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PDFS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.32  Med: 5.43 Max: 14.5
Current: 11.97
1.32
14.5
Days Sales Outstanding 115.20
PDFS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
77% of the 1430 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 70.48 vs. PDFS: 115.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PDFS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 109.02  Med: 134.79 Max: 149.27
Current: 115.2
109.02
149.27
Days Payable 13.78
PDFS's Days Payable is ranked lower than
85% of the 1290 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 44.10 vs. PDFS: 13.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
PDFS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.38  Med: 14.42 Max: 36.36
Current: 13.78
7.38
36.36

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 2.98
PDFS's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
90% of the 731 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10.10 vs. PDFS: 2.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
PDFS' s Price/Net Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.89  Med: 7.50 Max: 17.53
Current: 2.98
1.89
17.53
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.20
PDFS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 1517 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PDFS: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
PDFS' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 3.97 Max: 10
Current: 2.2
0.78
10
Price/Tangible Book 1.92
PDFS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
76% of the 1823 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PDFS: 1.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
PDFS' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 3.68 Max: 8.82
Current: 1.92
0.72
8.82
Price/Projected FCF 1.17
PDFS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 1231 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. PDFS: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
PDFS' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 2.51 Max: 5.97
Current: 1.17
0.62
5.97
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
PDFS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 2112 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. PDFS: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PDFS' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 1.07 Max: 2.21
Current: 0.9
0.14
2.21
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.87
PDFS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 559 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. PDFS: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
PDFS' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 1.33 Max: 15.88
Current: 0.87
0.83
15.88
Price/Graham Number 1.36
PDFS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
72% of the 1509 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. PDFS: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
PDFS' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.31  Med: 2.48 Max: 8.4
Current: 1.36
1.31
8.4
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 12.20
PDFS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1745 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. PDFS: 12.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PDFS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 4.40 Max: 4434
Current: 12.2
0.5
4434
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 72.48
PDFS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10.48 vs. PDFS: 72.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
PDFS' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.3  Med: 0.90 Max: 79
Current: 72.48
-0.3
79

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $100
EPS $ 0.48
Beta1.27
Short Percentage of Float2.41%
52-Week Range $8.70 - 19.52
Shares Outstanding(Mil)31.43

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 96 110
EPS($) 0.62 1.05
EPS without NRI($) 0.62 1.05

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Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
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PDF Solutions Inc was incorporated in November 1992. The Company completed its initial public offering in July 2001. It provides infrastructure technologies and services to improve yield and optimize performance of integrated circuits. Its solutions consist of integration engineering services, proprietary software, and other technologies designed to address its customers' manufacturing and design issues. Its solutions include Manufacturing Process Solutions; Volume Manufacturing Solutions; and Design-for-Manufacturability. Its solutions combine software, physical intellectual property in the form of cell libraries for IC designs, test chips, an electrical wafer test system, proven methodologies, and professional services. The Company's software products and technologies include Characterization Vehicle Infrastructure, which consists of CV Test Chips, pdCVAnalysis Software, and pdFasTest Electrical Wafer Test system; Yield Ramp Simulator or YRS Software; Template Technology; Exensio YieldAware Enterprise Platform, consists of dataPOWER YMS Software and Maestria FDC Software. The Company's current customers are foundries, integrated device manufacturers, and fabless semiconductor design companies such as Global Foundries Inc., Samsung Electronics, and International Business Machines Corporation, among others. Its competitors include KLA-Tencor, Mentor Graphics, Rudolph Technologies Inc., Synopsys, Inc. and Applied Materials, Inc., among others.
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