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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 No Debt
PDFS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
75% of the 1618 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 25.64 vs. PDFS: No Debt )
PDFS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 7.11   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.89
PDFS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
95% of the 1589 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. PDFS: 0.89 )
PDFS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.13   Max: 0.89
Current: 0.89

-0.13
0.89
Interest Coverage No Debt
PDFS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
74% of the 1077 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 403.68 vs. PDFS: No Debt )
PDFS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 21.03
M-Score: -2.62
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 30.92
PDFS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1604 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.48 vs. PDFS: 30.92 )
PDFS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -118.84   Max: 30.92
Current: 30.92

-118.84
30.92
Net-margin (%) 20.63
PDFS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1602 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. PDFS: 20.63 )
PDFS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -129.3   Max: 41.56
Current: 20.63

-129.3
41.56
ROE (%) 15.54
PDFS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.77 vs. PDFS: 15.54 )
PDFS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -160.16   Max: 36.82
Current: 15.54

-160.16
36.82
ROA (%) 13.85
PDFS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1616 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. PDFS: 13.85 )
PDFS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -120.22   Max: 29.95
Current: 13.85

-120.22
29.95
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 81.26
PDFS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1600 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 30.96 vs. PDFS: 81.26 )
PDFS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -581.74   Max: 81.26
Current: 81.26

-581.74
81.26
Revenue Growth (%) 13.00
PDFS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. PDFS: 13.00 )
PDFS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -13.4   Max: 17.7
Current: 13

-13.4
17.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 95.70
PDFS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. PDFS: 95.70 )
PDFS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -50   Max: 95.7
Current: 95.7

-50
95.7
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

PDFS Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 192,300 sh (+18.63%)
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Q2 2013

PDFS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 215,340 sh (+11.98%)
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Q3 2013

PDFS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Joel Greenblatt 41,483 sh (New)
Jim Simons 220,700 sh (+2.49%)
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Q4 2013

PDFS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Ron Baron 9,280 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 51,354 sh (+23.8%)
Jim Simons 204,900 sh (-7.16%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with PDFS

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 23.8%0.01%$20.74 - $25.26 $ 17.38-24%51354
Ron Baron 2013-12-31 New Buy$20.74 - $25.26 $ 17.38-24%9280
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.03%$18.34 - $22.06 $ 17.38-16%41483
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 26.40
PDFS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1119 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.20 vs. PDFS: 26.40 )
PDFS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.97   Max: 6090
Current: 26.4

10.97
6090
P/B 4.10
PDFS's P/B is ranked lower than
56% of the 1504 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. PDFS: 4.10 )
PDFS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 5.67
Current: 4.1

0.4
5.67
P/S 5.38
PDFS's P/S is ranked lower than
77% of the 1650 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. PDFS: 5.38 )
PDFS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 8.44
Current: 5.38

0.4
8.44
PFCF 26.50
PDFS's PFCF is ranked lower than
52% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 19.50 vs. PDFS: 26.50 )
PDFS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.96   Max: 1551
Current: 26.5

3.96
1551
EV-to-EBIT 13.90
PDFS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
68% of the 1278 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 17.39 vs. PDFS: 13.90 )
PDFS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 14.9   Max: 214.6
Current: 13.9

14.9
214.6

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Net Cash 7.20
PDFS's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
69% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 13.30 vs. PDFS: 7.20 )
PDFS' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 1.89   Max: 16.02
Current: 7.2

1.89
16.02
Price/Net Current Asset Value 5.30
PDFS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 672 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 11.00 vs. PDFS: 5.30 )
PDFS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1   Max: 11.37
Current: 5.3

1
11.37
Price/Tangible Book 3.90
PDFS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
54% of the 1245 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. PDFS: 3.90 )
PDFS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 8.05
Current: 3.9

0.72
8.05
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.00
PDFS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
63% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. PDFS: 3.00 )
PDFS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 4.42
Current: 3

0.62
4.42
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
PDFS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
51% of the 1516 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. PDFS: 1.40 )
PDFS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 2.06
Current: 1.4

0.14
2.06
Price/Graham Number 2.10
PDFS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
58% of the 911 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. PDFS: 2.10 )
PDFS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.38   Max: 26.78
Current: 2.1

1.38
26.78
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.20
PDFS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1324 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. PDFS: 7.20 )
PDFS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 7.2
Current: 7.2

0.5
7.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 0.31
PDFS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1007 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.32 vs. PDFS: 0.31 )
PDFS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.2   Max: 1.9
Current: 0.31

-0.2
1.9

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
Compare:CRM, SQI, RHT, INTU, ADBE » details
Traded in other countries:PD9.Germany
PDF Solutions, Inc., was incorporated in Pennsylvania in November 1992. It reincorporated in California in November 1995 and reincorporated in Delaware in July 2000. The Company provides infrastructure technologies and services to improve yield and optimize performance of integrated circuits. Its solutions combine proprietary 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. Its solutions consist of integration engineering services, proprietary software, and other technologies designed to address its customers' specific manufacturing and design issues. Its solutions include Manufacturing Process Solutions; Volume Manufacturing Solutions; and Design-for-Manufacturability. The IC manufacturing process typically involves four sequential phases: research and development to establish unit manufacturing processes, such as units for the metal CMP or lithography processes; integration of these unit processes into functional modules, such as metal or contact modules; a yield ramp of main products through the entire manufacturing line; and volume manufacturing of all products through the life of the process. It offers solutions targeted to each of these phases designed to accelerate the efficiency of yield learning by shortening the learning cycle, learning more per cycle, and reducing the number of silicon wafers required. Its volume manufacturing solutions are designed to enable its customers to extend its yield ramp services through the life of the process by continuing to collect test data and equipment signals during production and improving yield while reducing the overhead of manufacturing separate test wafers. Its DFM solutions are designed to enable its customers to optimize yields, improve parametric performance, and reduce product ramp time by integrating manufacturability considerations into the design cycle before a design is sent to the mask shop to more quickly and cost-effectively manufacture IC products. The company's software products and other technologies includes Characterization Vehicle Infrastructure which includes CV Test Chip, pdCVTM Analysis Software, pdFasTest Electrical Wafer Test System; Yield Ramp Simulator (YRS) Software; Circuit Surfer Software; pdBRIX Platform; dataPOWER YMS Platform; FDC Software; and YA-FDC Tools. The company's current customers are mainly integrated device manufacturers but also include fabless semiconductor design companies and foundries. Its competitors are KLA-Tencor, MKS Instruments, Inc., Mentor Graphics, Synopsys, Inc. and Applied Materials, Inc. etc.

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