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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
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Cash to Debt 1.78
PLAB's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
50% of the 861 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. PLAB: 1.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
PLAB' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.70 Max: 15.94
Current: 1.78
0.07
15.94
Equity to Asset 0.64
PLAB's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
52% of the 851 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. PLAB: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
PLAB' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.58 Max: 0.78
Current: 0.64
0.32
0.78
Interest Coverage 16.31
PLAB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
60% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 31.71 vs. PLAB: 16.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
PLAB' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.51  Med: 4.07 Max: 14.48
Current: 16.31
3.51
14.48
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.42
M-Score: -2.98
WACC vs ROIC
5.03%
11.40%
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 : 5/10

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Operating margin (%) 14.74
PLAB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.26 vs. PLAB: 14.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
PLAB' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48.72  Med: 8.23 Max: 14.74
Current: 14.74
-48.72
14.74
Net-margin (%) 11.64
PLAB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.64 vs. PLAB: 11.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
PLAB' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -49.88  Med: 5.67 Max: 8.51
Current: 11.64
-49.88
8.51
ROE (%) 9.71
PLAB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 838 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.13 vs. PLAB: 9.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PLAB' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -40.65  Med: 4.08 Max: 7
Current: 9.71
-40.65
7
ROA (%) 5.91
PLAB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 864 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. PLAB: 5.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PLAB' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.19  Med: 2.52 Max: 4.3
Current: 5.91
-23.19
4.3
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 15.79
PLAB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 863 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 8.59 vs. PLAB: 15.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PLAB' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.3  Med: 10.53 Max: 13.13
Current: 15.79
-41.3
13.13
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.30
PLAB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 738 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. PLAB: 4.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PLAB' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11  Med: -2.10 Max: 15.8
Current: 4.3
-11
15.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 5.10
PLAB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 553 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. PLAB: 5.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PLAB' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.4  Med: 2.50 Max: 15.4
Current: 5.1
-12.4
15.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 16.10
PLAB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. PLAB: 16.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PLAB' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.8  Med: -7.10 Max: 16.1
Current: 16.1
-30.8
16.1
» PLAB's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-05-19)


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

PLAB Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 830,995 sh (+42.36%)
Donald Smith 6,364,976 sh (+2.01%)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,699 sh (+1.34%)
Chuck Royce 1,610,560 sh (+0.18%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 4,018,153 sh (-0.12%)
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Q2 2015

PLAB Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Steven Cohen 16,300 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,324,065 sh (+59.33%)
Paul Tudor Jones 18,657 sh (+26.93%)
Chuck Royce 1,792,960 sh (+11.33%)
Donald Smith 6,648,760 sh (+4.46%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 4,008,575 sh (-0.24%)
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Q3 2015

PLAB Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Joel Greenblatt 78,460 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 32,736 sh (+75.46%)
Jim Simons 1,690,895 sh (+27.70%)
Chuck Royce 1,910,660 sh (+6.56%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 4,081,774 sh (+1.83%)
Donald Smith 6,690,284 sh (+0.62%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q4 2015

PLAB Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Joel Greenblatt 319,174 sh (+306.80%)
Jim Simons 2,747,295 sh (+62.48%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 5,944,395 sh (+45.63%)
Paul Tudor Jones 30,032 sh (-8.26%)
Donald Smith 6,000,998 sh (-10.30%)
Chuck Royce 1,330,960 sh (-30.34%)
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Ratios

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industry
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P/E(ttm) 12.75
PLAB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
71% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 19.32 vs. PLAB: 12.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
PLAB' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.63  Med: 20.75 Max: 90.24
Current: 12.75
9.63
90.24
Forward P/E 11.99
PLAB's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
67% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 14.95 vs. PLAB: 11.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 13.39
PLAB's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
68% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 19.30 vs. PLAB: 13.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
PLAB' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.57  Med: 22.00 Max: 107
Current: 13.39
10.57
107
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 14.14
PLAB's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
56% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 15.93 vs. PLAB: 14.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
PLAB' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.24  Med: 22.68 Max: 88.96
Current: 14.14
7.24
88.96
P/B 1.09
PLAB's P/B is ranked higher than
68% of the 833 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. PLAB: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PLAB' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.83 Max: 1.99
Current: 1.09
0.04
1.99
P/S 1.57
PLAB's P/S is ranked lower than
53% of the 841 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. PLAB: 1.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PLAB' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 1.19 Max: 2.67
Current: 1.57
0.04
2.67
PFCF 12.17
PLAB's PFCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.34 vs. PLAB: 12.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
PLAB' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.51  Med: 15.08 Max: 218.68
Current: 12.17
1.51
218.68
POCF 5.39
PLAB's POCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 505 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.69 vs. PLAB: 5.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PLAB' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 4.92 Max: 8.03
Current: 5.39
0.23
8.03
EV-to-EBIT 7.90
PLAB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
79% of the 566 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 15.25 vs. PLAB: 7.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PLAB' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -58.6  Med: 12.40 Max: 56.1
Current: 7.9
-58.6
56.1
EV-to-EBITDA 4.34
PLAB's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
86% of the 632 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 10.66 vs. PLAB: 4.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
PLAB' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5  Med: 4.90 Max: 8.3
Current: 4.34
-5
8.3
Current Ratio 2.24
PLAB's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. PLAB: 2.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PLAB' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.09  Med: 2.30 Max: 5.1
Current: 2.24
1.09
5.1
Quick Ratio 2.11
PLAB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. PLAB: 2.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PLAB' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.88  Med: 2.09 Max: 4.92
Current: 2.11
0.88
4.92
Days Inventory 22.31
PLAB's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
90% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 80.01 vs. PLAB: 22.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
PLAB' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.58  Med: 20.81 Max: 23.56
Current: 22.31
16.58
23.56
Days Sales Outstanding 68.74
PLAB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
58% of the 777 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 61.36 vs. PLAB: 68.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PLAB' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 58.82  Med: 65.51 Max: 76.63
Current: 68.74
58.82
76.63
Days Payable 67.13
PLAB's Days Payable is ranked higher than
69% of the 780 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 48.17 vs. PLAB: 67.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
PLAB' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 45.54  Med: 71.91 Max: 129.49
Current: 67.13
45.54
129.49

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 264.50
PLAB's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
99% of the 582 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.71 vs. PLAB: 264.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
PLAB' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.47  Med: 32.85 Max: 1800
Current: 264.5
11.47
1800
Price/Tangible Book 1.13
PLAB's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
69% of the 811 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. PLAB: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
PLAB' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 1.65 Max: 5.36
Current: 1.13
0.09
5.36
Price/Projected FCF 0.98
PLAB's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
65% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. PLAB: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
PLAB' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.89 Max: 39.47
Current: 0.98
0.05
39.47
Price/Median PS Value 1.32
PLAB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
70% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. PLAB: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PLAB' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 1.25 Max: 3.48
Current: 1.32
0.06
3.48
Price/Graham Number 0.82
PLAB's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
75% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. PLAB: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
PLAB' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.41 Max: 9.44
Current: 0.82
0.57
9.44
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 12.70
PLAB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 846 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. PLAB: 12.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PLAB' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.8  Med: 7.60 Max: 14.1
Current: 12.7
1.8
14.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 4.04
PLAB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. PLAB: 4.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
PLAB' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 9.10 Max: 136.8
Current: 4.04
1.3
136.8

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $531
EPS $ 0.83
Beta0.48
Short Percentage of Float7.86%
52-Week Range $7.68 - 13.05
Shares Outstanding(Mil)67.28

Analyst Estimate

Oct16 Oct17 Oct18
Revenue(Mil) 533 575 586
EPS($) 0.70 0.88 0.93
EPS without NRI($) 0.70 0.88 0.93

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
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Photronics Inc is a Connecticut corporation, organized in 1969. The Company and its subsidiaries are the manufacturers of photomasks, which are high precision photographic quartz plates containing microscopic images of electronic circuits. Photomasks are a key element in the manufacture of semiconductors and flat panel displays, or FPDs, and are used as masters to transfer circuit patterns onto semiconductor wafers and flat panel substrates during the fabrication of integrated circuits, or ICs, and a variety of FPDs and, to a lesser extent, other types of electrical and optical components. The Company manufactures photomasks, which are used as masters to transfer circuit patterns onto semiconductor wafers and flat panel substrates. The Company's photomasks are manufactured in accordance with circuit designs provided on a confidential basis by its customers. The typical manufacturing process for a photomask involves the receipt and conversion of circuit design data to manufacturing pattern data. The Company currently supports customers across the full spectrum of IC production and FPD technologies by manufacturing photomasks using electron beam or optical (laser-based) technologies. The market for photomasks mainly consists of domestic and international semiconductor and FPD manufacturers and designers, including a limited number of manufacturers who have the capability to internally manufacture photomasks. Generally, the Company and each of its customers engage in a qualification and correlation process before the company becomes an approved supplier. The Company conducts its sales and marketing activities mainly through a staff of full-time sales personnel and customer service representatives who work closely with the company's management and technical personnel. Photronics sells its products to semiconductor and FPD manufacturers such as: ASML Holding N.V., Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Inotera Memories, Inc., LG Electronics, Inc., Novatek Microelectronics Corp., Ltd., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Texas Instruments Incorporated, United Microelectronics Corp., etc. The Company conducts its primary research and development activities for IC photomasks at its MP Mask Technology Center, LLC. The Company also conducts application oriented research and development activities to support the early adoption of new photomask or supporting data and services technology into the customers' applications. Photronics owns or has rights to approximately 40 patents in the United States. The raw materials used by the Company generally include high precision quartz plates, which are used as photomask blanks, obtained from Japanese and Korean suppliers; pellicles and electronic grade chemicals, which are used in the manufacturing process; and compacts, which are durable plastic containers in which photomasks are shipped. These materials are generally sourced from several suppliers. The Company's competitors include Compugraphics, Inc., Dai Nippo
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