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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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt No Debt
PDFS's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
97% of the 1722 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9.76 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: 7.11  Med: 4205.29 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.89
PDFS's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
93% of the 1625 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. PDFS: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
PDFS' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.13  Med: 0.87 Max: 0.91
Current: 0.89
-0.13
0.91
Interest Coverage 33.42
PDFS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
64% of the 1649 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 152.54 vs. PDFS: 33.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
PDFS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.42  Med: N/A Max: No Debt
Current: 33.42
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 19.66
Beneish M-Score: -1.70
WACC vs ROIC
12.69%
14.40%
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 % 12.07
PDFS's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
74% of the 1662 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.45 vs. PDFS: 12.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
PDFS' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -118.84  Med: 9.22 Max: 30.92
Current: 12.07
-118.84
30.92
Net Margin % 8.47
PDFS's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
70% of the 1663 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. PDFS: 8.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
PDFS' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -129.3  Med: 5.65 Max: 41.56
Current: 8.47
-129.3
41.56
ROE % 4.92
PDFS's ROE % is ranked lower than
52% of the 1603 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.49 vs. PDFS: 4.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
PDFS' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -88.54  Med: 4.19 Max: 47.13
Current: 4.92
-88.54
47.13
ROA % 4.44
PDFS's ROA % is ranked higher than
60% of the 1727 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. PDFS: 4.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
PDFS' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -73.93  Med: 3.52 Max: 37.47
Current: 4.44
-73.93
37.47
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 31.11
PDFS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
56% of the 1681 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 21.53 vs. PDFS: 31.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
PDFS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -352.82  Med: 30.31 Max: 103.04
Current: 31.11
-352.82
103.04
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 0.80
PDFS's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
63% of the 1436 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. PDFS: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
PDFS' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.5  Med: 0.65 Max: 17.8
Current: 0.8
-13.5
17.8
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -20.00
PDFS's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
84% of the 1197 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. PDFS: -20.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
PDFS' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -50.3  Med: 6.4 Max: 106.7
Current: -20
-50.3
106.7
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -25.20
PDFS's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
81% of the 1081 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. PDFS: -25.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
PDFS' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -32.2 Max: 220.8
Current: -25.2
0
220.8
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-05-13 Est.)


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Cash & Debt
Operating Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Operating Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

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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Q4 2016

PDFS Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 318,900 sh (-33.84%)
Chuck Royce 237,500 sh (-38.34%)
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Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application    NAICS: 541512    SIC: 7371
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Traded in other countries:PD9.Germany,
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
PE Ratio 77.28
PDFS's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 1570 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 24.77 vs. PDFS: 77.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
PDFS' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.84  Med: 31.71 Max: 99999999.99
Current: 77.28
10.84
99999999.99
Forward PE Ratio 29.85
PDFS's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 22.27 vs. PDFS: 29.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 77.28
PDFS's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
83% of the 1364 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 26.00 vs. PDFS: 77.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
PDFS' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.84  Med: 31.71 Max: 99999999.99
Current: 77.28
10.84
99999999.99
PB Ratio 3.55
PDFS's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 2019 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. PDFS: 3.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
PDFS' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 2.66 Max: 5.72
Current: 3.55
0.4
5.72
PS Ratio 6.70
PDFS's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 2019 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. PDFS: 6.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
PDFS' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 3.67 Max: 7.8
Current: 6.7
0.4
7.8
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 361.45
PDFS's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
99% of the 1054 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 18.79 vs. PDFS: 361.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
PDFS' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.43  Med: 28.74 Max: 907.14
Current: 361.45
3.43
907.14
EV-to-EBIT 46.39
PDFS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
84% of the 1621 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 16.27 vs. PDFS: 46.39 )
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: 229.9
Current: 46.39
-3065.8
229.9
EV-to-EBITDA 34.66
PDFS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
82% of the 1758 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 12.93 vs. PDFS: 34.66 )
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: 34.66
-255.2
871.6
PEG Ratio 5.02
PDFS's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. PDFS: 5.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
PDFS' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 1.23 Max: 10.26
Current: 5.02
0.33
10.26
Current Ratio 9.19
PDFS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 1546 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. PDFS: 9.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PDFS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.44  Med: 5.24 Max: 12.87
Current: 9.19
1.44
12.87
Quick Ratio 9.19
PDFS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 1546 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. PDFS: 9.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PDFS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.44  Med: 5.24 Max: 12.87
Current: 9.19
1.44
12.87
Days Sales Outstanding 163.57
PDFS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
90% of the 1319 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 68.13 vs. PDFS: 163.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PDFS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 114.15  Med: 137.95 Max: 163.57
Current: 163.57
114.15
163.57
Days Payable 18.12
PDFS's Days Payable is ranked lower than
77% of the 1176 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 41.35 vs. PDFS: 18.12 )
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: 33.66
Current: 18.12
7.38
33.66

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.10
PDFS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 1136 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. PDFS: -1.10 )
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 Max: 1.6
Current: -1.1
-51.2
1.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Net-Cash 7.57
PDFS's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked higher than
64% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 11.55 vs. PDFS: 7.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
PDFS' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.89  Med: 7.8 Max: 17.53
Current: 7.57
1.89
17.53
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 4.81
PDFS's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 1370 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.03 vs. PDFS: 4.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
PDFS' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 4.33 Max: 10
Current: 4.81
0.78
10
Price-to-Tangible-Book 3.63
PDFS's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
55% of the 1669 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 vs. PDFS: 3.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
PDFS' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 3.58 Max: 8.79
Current: 3.63
0.72
8.79
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.02
PDFS's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
50% of the 1056 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. PDFS: 2.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
PDFS' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 2.03 Max: 4.32
Current: 2.02
0.63
4.32
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.83
PDFS's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
80% of the 1789 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. PDFS: 1.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
PDFS' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 1.27 Max: 2.18
Current: 1.83
0.15
2.18
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 9.74
PDFS's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
96% of the 435 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. PDFS: 9.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
PDFS' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.14  Med: 5.47 Max: 9.8
Current: 9.74
1.14
9.8
Price-to-Graham-Number 3.59
PDFS's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
68% of the 1021 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. PDFS: 3.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
PDFS' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.4  Med: 3.38 Max: 5.63
Current: 3.59
1.4
5.63
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 2.16
PDFS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
54% of the 2417 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. PDFS: 2.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
PDFS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 4.5 Max: 4434
Current: 2.16
0.4
4434
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 9.99
PDFS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
51% of the 771 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10.49 vs. PDFS: 9.99 )
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: 9.99
-0.3
79

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $107.5
EPS (TTM) $ 0.29
Beta1.37
Short Percentage of Float4.36%
52-Week Range $12.09 - 24.44
Shares Outstanding (Mil)32.05

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 122 150
EPS ($) 0.75 1.20
EPS without NRI ($) 0.75 1.20
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
20.00%
Dividends per Share ($)
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