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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
95% of the 1702 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 20.91 vs. PDFS: No Debt )
PDFS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 6.44   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.91
PDFS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
97% of the 1664 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. PDFS: 0.91 )
PDFS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.15   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.91

-0.15
0.91
Interest Coverage No Debt
PDFS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
85% of the 1085 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 434.43 vs. PDFS: No Debt )
PDFS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 25.60
M-Score: -2.64
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 (%) 30.92
PDFS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1673 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.43 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 1672 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
88% of the 1630 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.75 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 1690 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 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
83% of the 1673 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 30.08 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
83% of the 1401 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 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 (%) 91.30
PDFS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1136 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. PDFS: 91.30 )
PDFS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -50   Max: 91.3
Current: 91.3

-50
91.3
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2014

PDFS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 26,862 sh (New)
Ron Baron 35,440 sh (+281.9%)
Jim Simons 331,982 sh (+62.02%)
Joel Greenblatt 62,401 sh (+21.51%)
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Q2 2014

PDFS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chuck Royce 6,050 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ron Baron 29,840 sh (-15.8%)
Joel Greenblatt 51,638 sh (-17.25%)
Jim Simons 137,100 sh (-58.7%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with PDFS

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 21.51%$17.59 - $26.41 $ 20.07-10%62401
Ron Baron 2014-03-31 Add 281.9%$17.59 - $26.41 $ 20.07-10%35440
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 23.8%0.01%$20.74 - $25.26 $ 20.07-13%51354
Ron Baron 2013-12-31 New Buy$20.74 - $25.26 $ 20.07-13%9280
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.03%$18.34 - $22.06 $ 20.07-2%41483
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 28.10
PDFS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1830 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 48.90 vs. PDFS: 28.10 )
PDFS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.97   Max: 6090
Current: 28.1

10.97
6090
P/B 4.09
PDFS's P/B is ranked higher than
54% of the 1830 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.95 vs. PDFS: 4.09 )
PDFS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 5.67
Current: 4.09

0.4
5.67
P/S 6.14
PDFS's P/S is ranked lower than
62% of the 1830 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. PDFS: 6.14 )
PDFS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 8.44
Current: 6.14

0.4
8.44
PFCF 25.41
PDFS's PFCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 1830 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PDFS: 25.41 )
PDFS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.96   Max: 1551
Current: 25.41

3.96
1551
EV-to-EBIT 14.72
PDFS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
81% of the 1830 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 34.84 vs. PDFS: 14.72 )
PDFS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 13.2   Max: 214.6
Current: 14.72

13.2
214.6
Current Ratio 12.06
PDFS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 1308 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. PDFS: 12.06 )
PDFS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 12.06
Current: 12.06

1.32
12.06
Quick Ratio 12.06
PDFS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 1308 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. PDFS: 12.06 )
PDFS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 12.06
Current: 12.06

1.32
12.06

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 6.71
PDFS's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
94% of the 1830 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PDFS: 6.71 )
PDFS' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 1.89   Max: 16.02
Current: 6.71

1.89
16.02
Price/Net Current Asset Value 5.35
PDFS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 1830 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PDFS: 5.35 )
PDFS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1   Max: 11.37
Current: 5.35

1
11.37
Price/Tangible Book 4.09
PDFS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
74% of the 1830 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.48 vs. PDFS: 4.09 )
PDFS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 8.05
Current: 4.09

0.72
8.05
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.66
PDFS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1830 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.28 vs. PDFS: 2.66 )
PDFS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 5.51
Current: 2.66

0.62
5.51
Price/Median PS Value 1.51
PDFS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
60% of the 1830 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. PDFS: 1.51 )
PDFS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 2.02
Current: 1.51

0.13
2.02
Price/Graham Number 2.22
PDFS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
81% of the 1830 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10.14 vs. PDFS: 2.22 )
PDFS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.38   Max: 8.31
Current: 2.22

1.38
8.31
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.80
PDFS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1445 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. PDFS: 6.80 )
PDFS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 7.6
Current: 6.8

0.5
7.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 0.69
PDFS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1267 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. PDFS: 0.69 )
PDFS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.2   Max: 1.4
Current: 0.69

-0.2
1.4

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
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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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