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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
96% of the 1740 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 21.46 vs. PDFS: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
PDFS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 6.44  Med: 2377.28 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.92
PDFS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
96% of the 1530 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. PDFS: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
PDFS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.15  Med: 0.86 Max: 0.92
Current: 0.92
-0.15
0.92
Interest Coverage No Debt
PDFS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
95% of the 1126 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. PDFS: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
PDFS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 21.82
M-Score: -2.89
WACC vs ROIC
14.13%
43.52%
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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 27.96
PDFS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1708 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.04 vs. PDFS: 27.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
PDFS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -118.84  Med: -3.86 Max: 30.92
Current: 27.96
-118.84
30.92
Net-margin (%) 18.19
PDFS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1708 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. PDFS: 18.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
PDFS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -129.3  Med: -0.58 Max: 41.56
Current: 18.19
-129.3
41.56
ROE (%) 11.68
PDFS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1668 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.12 vs. PDFS: 11.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PDFS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -88.54  Med: -0.14 Max: 47.13
Current: 11.68
-88.54
47.13
ROA (%) 10.61
PDFS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1748 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.11 vs. PDFS: 10.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PDFS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -73.93  Med: -0.13 Max: 37.47
Current: 10.61
-73.93
37.47
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 79.31
PDFS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1724 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 24.12 vs. PDFS: 79.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PDFS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -637.36  Med: -9.62 Max: 103.04
Current: 79.31
-637.36
103.04
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.10
PDFS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1298 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. PDFS: 10.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PDFS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
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 1047 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 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -50  Med: 50.80 Max: 108
Current: 70.4
-50
108
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 102.40
PDFS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 960 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. PDFS: 102.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PDFS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -46.50 Max: 220.8
Current: 102.4
0
220.8
» PDFS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

PDFS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chuck Royce 6,050 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ron Baron 29,840 sh (-15.80%)
Joel Greenblatt 51,638 sh (-17.25%)
Jim Simons 137,100 sh (-58.70%)
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Q3 2014

PDFS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 22,212 sh (New)
Ron Baron 62,500 sh (+109.45%)
Chuck Royce 6,050 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 93,700 sh (-31.66%)
Joel Greenblatt 34,214 sh (-33.74%)
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Q4 2014

PDFS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 37,923 sh (+70.73%)
Chuck Royce 8,450 sh (+39.67%)
Joel Greenblatt 39,901 sh (+16.62%)
Ron Baron Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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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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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 28.60
PDFS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 25.20 vs. PDFS: 28.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
PDFS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.97  Med: 34.89 Max: 6090
Current: 28.6
10.97
6090
Forward P/E 13.25
PDFS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
74% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 19.61 vs. PDFS: 13.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 28.60
PDFS's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1084 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 25.00 vs. PDFS: 28.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
PDFS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 11.02  Med: 35.05 Max: 99999999.99
Current: 28.6
11.02
99999999.99
P/B 2.94
PDFS's P/B is ranked lower than
53% of the 1616 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. PDFS: 2.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PDFS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 2.97 Max: 5.71
Current: 2.94
0.4
5.71
P/S 5.13
PDFS's P/S is ranked lower than
74% of the 1692 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. PDFS: 5.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PDFS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 3.98 Max: 7.81
Current: 5.13
0.4
7.81
PFCF 19.54
PDFS's PFCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 25.46 vs. PDFS: 19.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
PDFS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.96  Med: 35.38 Max: 1551
Current: 19.54
3.96
1551
POCF 16.69
PDFS's POCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 1008 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 18.25 vs. PDFS: 16.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PDFS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.41  Med: 34.80 Max: 99999999.99
Current: 16.69
3.41
99999999.99
EV-to-EBIT 13.32
PDFS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
60% of the 1150 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 16.85 vs. PDFS: 13.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PDFS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -3065.8  Med: 15.20 Max: 214.6
Current: 13.32
-3065.8
214.6
Shiller P/E 37.40
PDFS's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
60% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 30.78 vs. PDFS: 37.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
PDFS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 37.03  Med: 41.86 Max: 53.85
Current: 37.4
37.03
53.85
Current Ratio 13.85
PDFS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 1574 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. PDFS: 13.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PDFS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.32  Med: 5.33 Max: 14.5
Current: 13.85
1.32
14.5
Quick Ratio 13.85
PDFS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 1574 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. PDFS: 13.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PDFS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.32  Med: 5.33 Max: 14.5
Current: 13.85
1.32
14.5
Days Sales Outstanding 106.67
PDFS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
76% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 68.77 vs. PDFS: 106.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PDFS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 54.94  Med: 123.19 Max: 149.27
Current: 106.67
54.94
149.27

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 4.31
PDFS's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
81% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 12.57 vs. PDFS: 4.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
PDFS' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 1.89  Med: 7.87 Max: 16.02
Current: 4.31
1.89
16.02
Price/Net Current Asset Value 3.31
PDFS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 1006 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.74 vs. PDFS: 3.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
PDFS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.78  Med: 4.17 Max: 9.14
Current: 3.31
0.78
9.14
Price/Tangible Book 2.94
PDFS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
60% of the 1378 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.05 vs. PDFS: 2.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
PDFS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.72  Med: 3.87 Max: 8.05
Current: 2.94
0.72
8.05
Price/Projected FCF 1.84
PDFS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
53% of the 784 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. PDFS: 1.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
PDFS' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.62  Med: 2.57 Max: 5.97
Current: 1.84
0.62
5.97
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
PDFS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
57% of the 1521 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. PDFS: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PDFS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.14  Med: 1.00 Max: 2.06
Current: 1.3
0.14
2.06
Price/Graham Number 1.90
PDFS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
55% of the 835 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. PDFS: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
PDFS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.38  Med: 2.67 Max: 11.03
Current: 1.9
1.38
11.03
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.50
PDFS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1684 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. PDFS: 7.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PDFS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.5  Med: 4.20 Max: 4434
Current: 7.5
0.5
4434

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
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Traded in other countries:PD9.Germany,
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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