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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 : 10/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt No Debt
PDFS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
97% of the 1925 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.46 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: 7102.15 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.90
PDFS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
94% of the 1823 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. PDFS: 0.90 )
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: 0.9
-0.15
0.92
Interest Coverage 35.11
PDFS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
63% of the 1488 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 166.16 vs. PDFS: 35.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
PDFS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 35.11  Med: N/A Max: No Debt
Current: 35.11
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 20.93
M-Score: -1.92
WACC vs ROIC
12.27%
16.47%
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 (%) 13.21
PDFS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1874 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.72 vs. PDFS: 13.21 )
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: 13.21
-118.84
30.92
Net-margin (%) 8.69
PDFS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1874 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.09 vs. PDFS: 8.69 )
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: 8.69
-129.3
41.56
ROE (%) 4.97
PDFS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.66 vs. PDFS: 4.97 )
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: 4.97
-88.54
47.13
ROA (%) 4.51
PDFS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1929 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. PDFS: 4.51 )
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: 4.51
-73.93
37.47
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 35.72
PDFS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1892 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 21.43 vs. PDFS: 35.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PDFS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -352.82  Med: 20.5 Max: 103.04
Current: 35.72
-352.82
103.04
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 0.50
PDFS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 1456 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. PDFS: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PDFS' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.5  Med: 0.5 Max: 17.8
Current: 0.5
-13.5
17.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 0.90
PDFS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. PDFS: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PDFS' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -50.3  Med: 29.55 Max: 106.7
Current: 0.9
-50.3
106.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -32.20
PDFS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 1092 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. PDFS: -32.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PDFS' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -39.3 Max: 220.8
Current: -32.2
0
220.8
» PDFS's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2017-07-28)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Oprt. Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

PDFS Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Chuck Royce 457,700 sh (+108.05%)
Jim Simons 588,300 sh (+84.25%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 20,504 sh (-17.83%)
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Q1 2016

PDFS Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Chuck Royce 616,200 sh (+34.63%)
Jim Simons 540,500 sh (-8.13%)
Paul Tudor Jones 17,194 sh (-16.14%)
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Q2 2016

PDFS Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 16,614 sh (-3.37%)
Chuck Royce 591,700 sh (-3.98%)
Jim Simons 484,100 sh (-10.43%)
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Q3 2016

PDFS Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 482,000 sh (-0.43%)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,653 sh (-23.84%)
Chuck Royce 385,200 sh (-34.90%)
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Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application    NAICS: 541512    SIC: 7371
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PDF Solutions Inc provides process-design integration technologies. The Company also serves to improve yield and optimize performance of integrated circuits.

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.

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 82.23
PDFS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
84% of the 1260 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.96 vs. PDFS: 82.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
PDFS' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.84  Med: 31.71 Max: 99999999.99
Current: 82.23
10.84
99999999.99
Forward P/E 28.74
PDFS's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
65% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 20.75 vs. PDFS: 28.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 82.23
PDFS's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
84% of the 1240 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 24.17 vs. PDFS: 82.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
PDFS' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.84  Med: 31.71 Max: 99999999.99
Current: 82.23
10.84
99999999.99
P/B 3.84
PDFS's P/B is ranked lower than
60% of the 1859 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. PDFS: 3.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PDFS' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 2.66 Max: 5.72
Current: 3.84
0.4
5.72
P/S 7.21
PDFS's P/S is ranked lower than
81% of the 1866 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. PDFS: 7.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PDFS' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 3.67 Max: 7.8
Current: 7.21
0.4
7.8
POCF 119.32
PDFS's POCF is ranked lower than
95% of the 886 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 16.86 vs. PDFS: 119.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PDFS' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.43  Med: 28.54 Max: 907.14
Current: 119.32
3.43
907.14
EV-to-EBIT 44.56
PDFS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
78% of the 1231 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 17.27 vs. PDFS: 44.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PDFS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3065.8  Med: 15.25 Max: 214.6
Current: 44.56
-3065.8
214.6
EV-to-EBITDA 34.16
PDFS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
77% of the 1335 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 13.23 vs. PDFS: 34.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
PDFS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -255.2  Med: 19.9 Max: 871.6
Current: 34.16
-255.2
871.6
PEG 1.70
PDFS's PEG is ranked higher than
55% of the 564 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. PDFS: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
PDFS' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 1.08 Max: 4.7
Current: 1.7
0.33
4.7
Current Ratio 9.48
PDFS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 1848 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. PDFS: 9.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PDFS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.32  Med: 5.45 Max: 14.5
Current: 9.48
1.32
14.5
Quick Ratio 9.48
PDFS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 1848 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. PDFS: 9.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PDFS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.32  Med: 5.45 Max: 14.5
Current: 9.48
1.32
14.5
Days Sales Outstanding 155.85
PDFS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
87% of the 1495 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 67.08 vs. PDFS: 155.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PDFS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 114.15  Med: 134.79 Max: 155.85
Current: 155.85
114.15
155.85
Days Payable 8.15
PDFS's Days Payable is ranked lower than
89% of the 1331 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 43.28 vs. PDFS: 8.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
PDFS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.38  Med: 14.19 Max: 36.36
Current: 8.15
7.38
36.36

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -2.10
PDFS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 1152 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: -2.50 vs. PDFS: -2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
PDFS' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -51.2  Med: -3.1 Max: 1.6
Current: -2.1
-51.2
1.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 7.44
PDFS's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
65% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10.77 vs. PDFS: 7.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
PDFS' s Price/Net Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.89  Med: 7.1 Max: 17.53
Current: 7.44
1.89
17.53
Price/Net Current Asset Value 4.94
PDFS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
63% of the 1201 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.77 vs. PDFS: 4.94 )
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: 3.82 Max: 10
Current: 4.94
0.78
10
Price/Tangible Book 3.92
PDFS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
53% of the 1552 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.11 vs. PDFS: 3.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
PDFS' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 3.5 Max: 8.79
Current: 3.92
0.72
8.79
Price/Projected FCF 2.10
PDFS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
54% of the 805 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. PDFS: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
PDFS' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 2.1 Max: 5.51
Current: 2.1
0.63
5.51
Price/Median PS Value 1.95
PDFS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
83% of the 1534 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. PDFS: 1.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PDFS' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 1.09 Max: 2.18
Current: 1.95
0.15
2.18
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 4.54
PDFS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
86% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. PDFS: 4.54 )
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: 1.98 Max: 15.88
Current: 4.54
0.83
15.88
Price/Graham Number 3.79
PDFS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
69% of the 973 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. PDFS: 3.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
PDFS' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.15  Med: 2.38 Max: 7.97
Current: 3.79
1.15
7.97
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 2.23
PDFS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1940 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. PDFS: 2.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PDFS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 4.5 Max: 4434
Current: 2.23
0.5
4434
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 20.15
PDFS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 748 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10.33 vs. PDFS: 20.15 )
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: 1 Max: 79
Current: 20.15
-0.3
79

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $103.1
EPS (TTM) $ 0.28
Beta1.32
Short Percentage of Float3.10%
52-Week Range $8.70 - 24.35
Shares Outstanding (Mil)31.48

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 108 125 150
EPS ($) 0.65 0.80 1.20
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.65 0.80 1.20
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
20.00%
Dividends Per Share ($)
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